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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.

JLPT in Australia

Next Test:
December 1 (Sun), 2019 

For N1, N2 and N3 ⇒ $95 (Inc. GST and Booking fees)
For N4 and N5 ⇒ $85 (Inc. GST and Booking fees)

Applications open (for all locations):
August 1, 2019 (Thu), 9am AEST 

Application deadline:⇒Now all closed.
For Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth ⇒ September 5, 2019 (Thu), 5pm AEST
For Sydney ⇒ September 19, 2019 (Thu), 5pm AEST

– Early November, 2019: Test Voucher sent by EMAIL. If you have not received your voucher by November 8 (Fri), please contact (
– December 1, 2019 (Sun): Test day
– Early February, 2020: Online scores available
– March, 2020 (TBC): Postal results will be sent to your registered address.
(Note) Please inform of any change of postal address as soon as possible.

Test Guide (Australia) – December 2019


STA (Special Testing Accommodations) :

For applicants with an impairment or disability

How to apply STA:
1) Please register your application and select the drop down option on the STA question.
2) Submit ALL required documents to The Japan Foundation, Sydney.
3) The deadline for completion of STA procedures is September 19, 2019 (Thu). ⇒Now all closed.
(Note) Strictly NO late submissions will be accepted.

STA Documents

Online Application Forms – December 2019 ⇒Now all closed.

Adelaide Brisbane Melbourne Perth Sydney

• Click a Test city above which links to an application page on Eventbrite.
• Online payment by credit card only.
• About cancellation, refund and change of Test level/Test location, refer to the Test
Guide and FAQs for details.

(Note) Strictly NO late submissions will be accepted.

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