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JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test)


The July 2020 JLPT has been cancelled for all cities worldwide due to COVID-19.

Regarding the December 2020 Test, we have been closely monitoring the situation and considering how the Test can be administered safely under the expected restrictions. Any new information will be released on this webpage as it becomes available. Usually, registration for the December JLPT in Australia opens during early August. This year however, in the event that registration goes ahead, the application period might commence at a later date than normal.

Cancellation notice
The July 2020 JLPT that was to be held on July 5 (Sun) is cancelled for both Brisbane and Canberra due to COVID-19. Therefore, applications for the Test in Australia have been suspended.

For those who have already registered, full refunds (Test fee + Eventbrite booking fee) will be made by Eventbrite to the credit card that was used for registration.  The refund process is estimated to take 3-4 weeks.

(This notice was posted on March 27. )

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.

JLPT in Australia

• 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
• Contains useful information about dates, procedure, sections, scoring, expected timing, how to fill in answer sheets, etc.
• Australia-specific information is on the first three pages (i-iii).
• Disregard references to photo submission and paper applications. The JLPT in Australia accepts online applications only. Paper or postal applications are not allowed.

Test Guide (Australia) – July 2020

Application period for December 2020 Test
Please see the notice at the top of this page.

STA (Special Testing Accommodations) 

Closed. This information section is for reference only. The July JLPT in Australia has been cancelled due to COVID-19.

STA is ONLY applicable for applicants with an impairment or disability.
Read the Test Guide carefully before applying for STA.

STA application process for July 2020

  1. Complete your JLPT registration on Eventbrite, making sure that you choose “Yes I need STA”.
  2. Read “Instruction for requesting STA” carefully.
  3. Prepare your medical certificate/s to support your STA request.
  4. Complete “Requesting form for STA”.
  5. Send 3 & 4 to by March 23, 2020 (Mon).

**Strictly NO late submissions will be accepted**

STA Documents
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