What is the JLPT?
The JLPT is a test for non-native speakers of Japanese which evaluates and certifies their Japanese-language proficiency.
The test is simultaneously conducted twice a year in Japan and various locations overseas.
Since the JLPT began in 1984, the cumulative number of examinees in Japan and overseas has reached 12,720,000 until the test in December 2020.
Currently, it is the largest Japanese-language test in the world.
Advantages of the JLPT
JLPT certification offers various advantages. In Japan, the JLPT is taken into consideration for preferential immigration treatment as well as an eligibility for various national exams. Outside Japan, it is widely used as school credits, graduation certification, job screening and promotion, as well as for a variety of national qualifications.
Eligibility: Open to learners of Japanese as a foreign language. Not designated for native Japanese speakers.
Application: Online application: no photos are required with your application, but you must bring at least one official photo ID (e.g. passport, driver’s license).
Application Period: September 6 – September 30, 2022
Test Guide: Test Guide
Test Vouchers: Test vouchers will be sent out to all the applicants via email by Friday, October 21. If you have not received your test voucher by October 21, please contact us at email@example.com.
- Please bring one piece of photo ID with you to the examination.
- Please bring a copy of your test voucher with you to the examination.
- The back side of the test voucher must be blank (for example, you cannot print it on the back of used paper)
- There can be no writing, etc. anywhere on the test voucher (for example, you cannot write the directions to the test site, etc. on it)
- Please be sure to turn off cell phones and alarm watches before the test begins. If your cell phone or alarm sounded or vibrated during the test, you will be immediately DISQUALIFIED.
- Academic dishonesty will result in immediate DISQUALIFICATION.
Results: Scores will be available online approximately 3 months after the test has been written. Scores will only be available if, during the application, test takers chose an 8 digit password of their own creation.