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JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test)

FAQs

For Registration 

Can I register after the application deadline?

No, you cannot. Strictly no late applications will be accepted.

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

I am a parent/guardian/teacher. Can I register for my child/student on behalf of him/her?

Yes, you can. Take care to fill in your child’s name and details in the main section of the application form. Sometimes a parent will incorrectly fill in their own name as the examinee!

I am a parent/guardian/teacher. Can I make group registration for my children/students?

No, you can’t. Individual registration for each child is required.

Do I need to prepare a photograph?

You don’t need your photo when applying. However your photo ID will be requested on the Test day.

Can I pay my registration fee at The Japan Foundation, Sydney ?

No, you can’t. It is payable by credit card via online registration page only.

Can I submit a paper or postal application?

No, you can’t. Only online application is accepted.

For Cancellation 

I would like to cancel my registration, what should I do?

If you contact us via email DURING the application period, we can cancel your application and you will receive full refund.

Can I cancel my registration after the application deadline?

After the registration deadline, all Test fees are non-refundable, except as stated below or
otherwise required by any relevant law, including Australian Consumer Law, unless the
local Test committee cancels the exam. (See ‘Test Delay/Test Cancellation Policy’ in the Test Guide.)

Examinees seeking cancellation after registration deadline, or those who fail to attend
their scheduled Test under a special circumstance described below, MUST provide
evidence within 5 days of the occurrence of such special circumstance, that their ability
to sit at the Test has been affected by any of the causes stated below.

Special circumstance:
– Serious Illness or Accident – hospital admission or serious injury
– Loss or Bereavement – death of a close family member
– Hardship/Trauma – victim of a crime and others

For Changing Test level or Test site

Can I defer my test day to next one?

No, you can’t. DURING the application period, you can cancel your registration by contacting us via Email and receive full refund. After the application deadline, Test fees are non-refundable (unless you have special circumstance as stated in the Test Guide).

Can I change my test location?

Yes, you can but only DURING the application period.

2 steps to complete.
1) You can cancel your registration by contacting us via Email and receive full refund.
2) Then you are requested to re-register with your prefered test location.

(Note)
After the application deadline, test fees are non-refundable.

Can I change my test level?

Yes, you can but only DURING the application period.

2 steps to complete.
1) You can cancel your registration by contacting us via email and receive full refund.
2) Then you are requested to re-register with your prefered test level.

(Note)
After the application deadline, test fees are non-refundable.

For STA (Special Test Accommodation) 

I have special needs, can I request special test condition?

Yes, you can. You can apply for STA (Special Testing Accommodation).

  1. Read the Test Guide carefully.
  2. Select YES to STA on the online application form.
  3. Obtain and complete the required documents: https://jpf.org.au/jpf/jpfmedia/STA-info-plus-form-19B.zip
  4. Submit ALL required documents to The Japan Foundation, Sydney (jlpt@jpf.org.au).
  5. The STA deadline is Sep 19, 2019 (Thu). [Strictly NO late submissions will be accepted.]
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