Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT)
in Wellington, New Zealand
July 2024

Registration is now closed.
Next registration will start in August this year.

JLPT 2023

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) is usually offered twice in New Zealand every year: once on the first Sunday, July (Wellington and Auckland) and once on the first Sunday, December (Wellington, Auckland and Christchurch).

Date and Time of Test

Sunday 7 July 2024 in Wellington

Application period

Registration is now closed.

Between 1 and 26 March 2024
Applications and payment of test fees will be accepted only between the dates above.

Test Venue

Massey University Wellington Campus
Block 7, Buildings, Mt Cook

The precise location (Room Number etc.) will be notified on the test day.

On the examination day, please bring:

  • Your Test Voucher
  • Medium-soft black-lead pencils (either No.2 or HB)
  • An eraser
  • Photo identification such as a passport or driver's license
  • A ball point-pen to write your address on a label for posting your exam result

Examination Fees

Level N1 - $75
Level N2 - $70
Level N3 - $65
Level N4 - $60
Level N5 - $55

Payment must be made by bank transfer paid in advance to submission. Otherwise your application cannot be accepted.

Please be careful that the test fee is non-refundable. The test date and site cannot be changed in principle once you have submitted your application.

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.


Wellington office
(04) 472 7807 Email: jicc@wl.mofa.go.jp
Office hours: Monday to Friday 9:00am to 12:30pm and 1:30pm to 5:00pm

*Taking the test in Auckland or Christchurch? - We don't accept applications for taking the test in Auckland and Christchurch (December only). Please refer to the Consulate-General of Japan in Auckland or Consular Office of Japan (December only) instead for more details.

Test Guidelines and Application Form


Test Guidelines (8.4MB) - Please read these Guidelines first and use the Application Form below.

Application Form (1.4MB) - We recommend filling it in on the computer using Adobe Acrobat Reader - Information entered in the first page will autofill on pages 2 to 6 if Adobe Acrobat Reader is installed on your device.

For those using the digital Application form above, please note the following:

  • The information you enter into the Application form above may not be able to save.
    • Please print out and submit all six pages (Single sided on A4 paper - Double sided one is not accepted.) of the Application Form including the Test Vouchers with a hand-written signature (digital signature is not acceptable).
    • Please glue two identical ID photos on the Test Vouchers.
  • For questions No. 7 and 10-14 on the Application form, please refer to the Test Guidelines.
  • The Examinee Registration Number will be filled in by the Embassy.

Payment and application submission


Bank Transfer (For Wellington)
This is only for the test in Wellington. Payment must be made by bank transfer paid in advance to application submission. Otherwise your application cannot be accepted.
Account Number: 03-0502-0086617-00
Account Name: NZ J.L.P.T. Administration Committee
Reference: Please specify your name and test level (e.g. D. Smith N3) in the reference field.

*Cash is not accepted.


For Post
JICC, Embassy of Japan, PO Box 6340, Marion Square, Wellington 6141

By Hand
At the Japan Information & Cultural Centre's counter
Please pay the fee in advance before submitting your application, or we cannot give you the test voucher.
Refer to this web page for address.

*Sending the form by Email is not accepted.
**Please note that delays after the above application period will not be accepted.

Preparation books available in our library

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. Proof 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.

Sample tests and online learning

JLPT logo

The Study Japanese page