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JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test)

About the JLPT

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.

Application periods

Note: Due to COVID-19 measures, special application conditions and procedure may be imposed.
• July Test: Final applications closed on March 31, 2021.
• December Test: Please check this page for details in early – middle July

Cost 

  • N1, N2 and N3 ⇒ $95 Test fee + $6.31 Eventbrite booking fee.
  • N4 and N5 ⇒ $85 Test fee + $5.76 Eventbrite booking fee.

All prices are inclusive of GST.
The Eventbrite booking fee is non-refundable.

The Test Guide is mandatory reading

  • Australia-specific information is at the beginning, on pages (i – vi).
  • Contains useful information about dates, procedure, sections, scoring, expected timing, how to fill in answer sheets, etc.
  • Photograph submission and paper applications are not necessary. The JLPT in Australia accepts online applications only. Postal applications are not allowed.
Test Guide (Australia) – July 2021

Special Testing Accommodations (STA) – Now closed. Section for reference only.

  1. Applicants with an impairment or disability may request STA.
  2. Registration and payment for the JLPT must be completed first.
  3. There is a specific question on the application form regarding STA and affected applicants should select “Yes, I need STA…” as the answer.
  4. After application is complete, additional STA forms must be downloaded from the link on this page.
  5. Read “Instruction for requesting STA” carefully.
  6. Prepare your medical certificate/s to support your STA request.
  7. Complete “Requesting form for STA”.
  8. Send 6. & 7. to jlpt@jpf.org.au by March 24 (Wed) 5pm AEDT.

**Strictly NO late submissions will be accepted**

STA Forms
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