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Japanese Language Proficiency Test

We are an examination centre for the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT).

The JLPT is an internationally recognised qualification for non-native speakers of Japanese and we represent the Japan Foundation in offering it.

JLPT certification offers various advantages. In Japan, it is taken into consideration for preferential immigration treatment as well as an eligibility for various national exams. Outside Japan, it is widely used as school credits, graduation certification, job screening and promotion, as well as for a variety of national qualifications.

The JLPT 2019 guide details further general information as well as the linguistic competence required for each level and how your test will be scored.

Exam fees and timetable

Exam fees apply to both internal and external candidates. Exams take place in December each year and registration is during August and September.

Levels N1 to N5: Cost to be confirmed
Next test date: To be confirmed


Test results for the December 2019 examination will be available from 10:00 on Wednesday 22 January 2020 until 17:00 on Tuesday 31 March 2020 (Japan Time), from the JLPT results website.

Candidates will be required to enter their registration number and 8-digit passcode set up at the time of the application.


Registration opens on Tuesday 20 August 2019 and closes on Friday 06 September 2019.

The following documents provide instructions to help complete the application form, the form itself and a test guide.

Applicants requiring special arrangements should contact us by email stating 'special arrangements' in the subject line before making an application by Monday 2 September 2019.

You will be directed to make your payment online upon receipt of your completed registration form. No refund will be given under any circumstances once payment has been accepted, unless cancellation is made by the Japan Foundation or Cardiff University.


The examinations will take place in the School of Modern Languages at 66a Park Place, Cardiff, CF10 3AS, on our Cathays campus.


Alternatively you can apply for a registration pack by emailing:

JLPT Cardiff Test Centre