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 in July (Wellington and Auckland) and once on Sunday, 6th December (Wellington, Auckland and Christchurch).
Sunday 6 December 2020 in Wellington
Monday 14 September to Thursday 15 October 2020
Applications and payment of test fees will be accepted only between the dates above.
Examinees who require special testing accommodations for disabilities must complete their applications by Friday 9 October.
Block 7, Mt Cook
The precise location (Room Number etc.) will be notified on the test day.
*Taking the test in Auckland or Christchurch? - We don't accept applications for taking the test in Auckland and Christchurch. Please refer to the Consulate-General of Japan in Auckland or Consular Office in Christchurch 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, bank transfer paid in advance or cheque when submitting application. (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.
Examinees who want their test results sent overseas must pay an additional NZ$40 to cover overseas courier costs. The postage fee will be requested before sending the results.
Test Guidelines (5.2MB) - Please read this Guidelines first and use the Application Form below.
Application Form (1.3MB) - We recommend filling it in on the computer - Information entered in the first page will autofill on pages 2 to 5 if the Adobe Acrobat Reader app 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
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. A 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.