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.

Exam results

December 2018 exam results will be posted to examinees in March 2019. Test results will also be available on the JLPT website in early February. Candidates can check their results with their registration number and pass-code.

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: £85
Test date: Sunday 2 December 2018


Registration opens on Monday 20 August 2018 and closes on Friday 05 October 2018.

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 10 September 2018.

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