Languages at Leicester

Japanese-Language Proficiency Test at Leicester

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About the Japanese Language Proficiency Test

The Japanese-Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) is the largest-scale Japanese language test in the world. Since 1984, The Japan Foundation and Japan Educational Exchanges and Services have continued to offer the JLPT as a reliable means of evaluating the Japanese proficiency of non-native speakers. The JLPT is widely recognised across corporate and government sectors as a benchmark for proficiency measurement, and is also a strong motivator for students of Japanese language.

In the UK the test is also administered by the SOAS University of London, Cardiff University and The University of Edinburg. The University of Leicester is going to host and administrate the JLPT in July 2022 for the first time!

JLPT levels

The JLPT offer 5 different levels, from N1 to N5 (N1 being the highest or most advanced and N5 the lower or beginners).

For further information please refer to the JLPT official website.

Examination date, fees places and deadlines for 2022

Registrations for the JLPT at Leicester in July 2022 are closed as all available places have been booked. 

The next JLPT exam call at Leicester will take place in July 2023. Details will be published in January 2023.

The JLPT exam will taka place at Leicester on Sunday 3 July 2022 in the afternoon from 12.00pm to 6.00pm at the University main campus.

Registration process

To successfully register for the JLPT exams at Leicester the following two steps must be completed.

Step 1) Payment of exam fees (this part has been completed by all participants).

Step 2) Download and complete the JLPT July 2022 Leicester application form (PDF, 1.29mb), and return it by email to lalenquiries@le.ac.uk (with the following subject: "JLPT July 2022 Leicester PDF Application Form – Level Nx").

Please ensure that the N chosen when paying the fee (step 1) matches the N level indicated on the PDF application Form (step 2).

To complete questions 7, 10, 11, 12, 13 and 14 please download this document (Information to complete the application form (PDF, 323kb)).

Please notice that not all PDF viewers, such as internet browsers and PDF readers, would enable you to enter the date and signature (at the bottom of the page) and your picture (pages 4 and 5). The issue can be resolved by printing the form after you have filled in the required information. Then, you can sign it and add the picture. Afterwards, you can scan it again and send it to us as a PDF (please also send the original PDF form).

If you have any queries please contact lalenquiries@le.ac.uk (including the subject "JLTP queries").

The JLPT test guide 2022 and Q&A

Sample questions

Sample questions show the form of test items on the JLPT. Sample questions are organized by level, from N1 to N5. One sample question is offered for each test item type. There may be differences from questions in the actual test booklet.
For more practice, please refer to "New Japanese-Language Proficiency Test Sample Questions" or "Japanese-Language Proficiency Test Official Practice Workbook."

Test Results

The results of the JLPT July 2022 test are available to view from the end of August 2022.

JLPT Result Checker

You will need your 8-digit Numerical Password/Passcode that you created when you completed your application form as well as your Examinee Registration Number. If you require a reminder for your online password then please contact jlpt@ed.ac.uk.

JLPT Preparation Courses

We offer JLPT preparation courses for level N5 to N2. Click on the links below for further details:

Japanese Language Proficiency Test Porter

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