The Japanese-Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) has been offered by the Japan Foundation and Japan Educational Exchanges and Services (JEES) since 1984 as a reliable means to evaluate and certify the Japanese proficiency of non-native speakers. In December 2018, there were 623,811 examinees at 232 cities, in 76 countries throughout the world.
The Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) will be offered twice in New Zealand: once on Sunday, 4th July (Wellington and Auckland) and once on Sunday, 5th December (Wellington, Auckland and Christchurch).
Sunday 4 July 2021 in Wellington
Monday 1 March to Wednesday 31 March 2021
Applications and payment of test fees will be accepted only between the dates above.
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The precise location (Room Number etc.) will be notified on the test day.
*Taking the test in Auckland? - We don't accept applications for taking the test in Auckland. Please refer to the Consulate-General of Japan in Auckland instead for more details.
An examination fee must be paid when submitting your application. The fees for each level are as follows:
Level N1 - $75
Level N2 - $70
Level N3 - $65
Level N4 - $60
Level N5 - $55
Payment must be made at our counter in cash when submitting application, or by bank transfer paid in advance to submission. (No EFTPOS and credit cards accepted.) Please read the payment methods in the Test Guidelines on this page for further details.
The test fee is non-refundable and the test date and site cannot be changed. However, if the test is cancelled due to COVID-19 or other reasons, the test fee will be refunded.
Note: Examinees who want their test results sent overseas must pay additional costs to cover overseas courier. The postage fee will be requested before sending the results.
Test Guidelines (9.3MB) - Please read these Guidelines first and use the Application Form below.
Application Form (1.6MB) - We recommend filling it in on the computer - Information entered in the first page will autofill on pages 2 to 5 if Adobe Acrobat Reader is installed on your device.
For those using the digital Application form above, please note the following:
For post: JICC, Embassy of Japan, PO Box 6340, Marion Square, Wellington 6141
At counter: Level 18, The Majestic Centre, 100 Willis Street, Wellington
Tel: (04) 472 7807 Email: email@example.com
Office hours: Monday to Friday 9:00am to 12:30pm and 1:30pm to 5:00pm
*For applicants who will take the test in Auckland, please refer to the Consulate-General of Japan in Auckland.
There are various preparation and mock test books available at our library for N1 - N5. You can borrow up to 2 books for 2 weeks at a time. Pproof of ID as well as a document that confirms your address (e.g. a utility bill, insurance bill or bank statement) are required to become a library member. These books are just a few examples.
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