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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

  • December Test 2022: Applications closed on August 31 (Wed) 5pm AEST.
  • July Test 2023: Application dates and information expected to be announced mid/late January.

Next JLPT

  • Test date: December 4 (Sun), 2022.
  • Test Vouchers will be sent to examinees by EMAIL approximately 1 month before the Test. Please wait until November 10 (Thu) before contacting jlpt(at)jpf.org.au regarding missing Vouchers.

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) – December 2022
Test Guide (Australia) – July 2022

Application Information – December 2022 JLPT 

  • Applications will take place over two phases.

1. Regular application period 

• July 19 (Tue) 9am AEST – August 24 (Wed) 5pm AEST.
• Waiting lists will not be in use.
• Cancellation of application and refund of the Test fee will be permitted as long as it is requested by the close of this period.
• For a table of initial capacity that was available at the start of the regular application period, please see the Test Guide.

2. Additional application period 

• August 29 (Mon) 9am AEST – August 31 (Wed) 5pm AEST or until capacity is reached, whichever occurs first.
• No cancellations or refunds will be allowed.

Applications for the December JLPT in Australia have closed. No further applications will be accepted.

Special Testing Accommodations (STA) 

STA application process:

  1. Read the Test Guide and the instructions for requesting STA carefully before applying for STA.
  2. Complete JLPT registration and select YES to the STA question in the registration form.
  3. Obtain medical certificates to support your STA application.
  4. Submit the completed STA application form with medical certificates to The Japan Foundation, Sydney via email by the STA application deadline. Submission email address: jlpt(at)jpf.org.au

STA submission deadline:

  • For the applicants who registered for the JLPT during the regular application period (July 19 (Tue) 9am AEST –
    August 24 (Wed) 5pm AEST), please submit ALL of your STA documents by August 24 (Wed) 5pm AEST.
  • For the applicants who registered for the JLPT during the additional application period (August 29 (Mon) 9am
    AEST – August 31 (Wed) 5pm AEST), please submit ALL of your STA documents by August 31 (Wed) 5pm AEST.

Note:

  • There is no assurance that your STA request will be granted.
  • If an applicant fails to complete the STA procedure by the deadline, or if the STA request is unsuccessful, the applicant is still be allowed to attempt the Test under the same regular conditions as other examinees.
  • Strictly no late submissions will be accepted.
STA Forms
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