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Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT)

**An important message for Melbourne test-takers**

Due to inclement weather across Victoria, there are currently a number of warnings in place from the Bureau of Meteorology.  If you are registered to sit the test in Melbourne, you will receive an email on Saturday (2 December) from the host institution with any updates regarding the test.  Please be sure to check the email account you used for registration (including your junk email folder) for this important information.

The Japanese-Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) is 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 2017, the JLPT will be offered in Australia in both July and December in selected cities.

For further information about tests held in other countries, please refer to this list of overseas test sites.

JLPT 2017 Locations in Australia

July 2, 2017

December 3, 2017

Application period:
July 26, 2017 9am AEST (Wednesday)
– September 5, 2017 5pm AEST (Tuesday)

Applications have now closed

Deadlines & Important Dates

Test Voucher sent by email

May 26

Test date

July 2

Online scores available

August 23, 11am – October 31, 6pm (AEST)

Postal results

From October 2017
If you fail to inform us of changes to your postal address by the time of postage, then you risk misdelivery of your results.

Test Voucher

Sent by email in late October / early November. If you have not received your Test Voucher by now, please contact us.

Test date

December 3

Online scores available

February 2018 (TBC)

Postal results

From March 2018 (Exact dates TBC)
If you fail to inform us of changes to your postal address by the time of postage, then you risk misdelivery of your results.

Test Guide

You must read the JLPT Test Guidelines before submitting your application.

December 2017 Test Guide
July 2017 Test Guide
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