JLPT Japanese Language Proficiency Test in Christchurch


The Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) is designed to meet the needs of Japanese language students who wish to test their skill level against the worldwide criteria. In this way, it is hoped the JLPT will stimulate interest in furthering Japanese studies.

Test date: Sunday 3 December 2023

Venue: Ara Institute of Canterbury, Madras Street, Christchurch
The test will also be conducted in Auckland and Wellington on the same date.

Applications open:

Tuesday 1 August to Thursday 31 August 2023
Examinees who require special testing accommodations for disabilities must complete their applications by Friday 8 September 2023. 


The fees for each level are as follows:
N1: $75.00N2: $70.00N3: $65.00N4: $60.00N5: $55.00

The test fee is non-refundable and the test date and site cannot be changed. 

*Examinees who wish to have their test result sent overseas must pay an additional NZ$30 to cover overseas courier costs. The postage fee will be asked for when the result is sent.


Each examinee can take ONE LEVEL only on the test day.
Any person wishing to enroll for the test should forward a completed application form (two identical photographs are required). Please refer below how to fill in the form.

Test Guidelines Application Form(Writable)
(9.1MB) (1.4MB)


Submitting application: 

  • A/ In person to Consular Office of Japan, 172 Hereford Street, Christchurch
  •     * Monday - Friday 9.00 - 12.15 and 1.30 - 4.30
  • B/ By post Consular Office of Japan in Christchurch, PO Box 13748, Christchurch 8140 Attention: JLPT
  •     * Please enclose a Self-addressed Size 1 Courier envelop or a small envelop with Kiwistamp attached for the return of your Test Voucher & Timetable. 


Bank Transfer Only - must be completed by 31 August
 * If payment is not received by 31 August your application cannot be accepted.

  • JLPT Examination Account Number: 03-1707-0172556-000 
    Account Name: NZJLPT Admin Committee CHC
    Bank Name: Westpac
    Reference Details: Please specify your name and Test Level (e.g. Gertrude Blackadder  N1)

Note: The JLPT Administration Committee is not responsible for any banking fees incurred via the transfer of funds or any loss of examination fees.


Tel: (03)366-5680
Email: cultural.chc@wl.mofa.go.jp

For more information and sample test

Official Worldwide JLPT website

JLPT logo


Applicants who wish to take the test in Auckland or Wellington should refer to the URL or contact below as we do not administer your application here in Christchurch.

Consulate-General of Japan
Level 15, AIG Building, 41 Shortland Street 1010
(PO Box 3959, Auckland 1140)
Tel (09) 303-4106
E-mail: info-cul@ac.mofa.go.jp
URL: http://www.auckland.nz.emb-japan.go.jp/itpr_en/japanese_language.html

Japan Information & Cultural Centre, Embassy of Japan
Level 18, The Majestic Centre
100 Willis Street, Wellington
(P O Box 6340, Marion Square, Wellington 6141)
Tel (04) 472-7807
URL: http://www.nz.emb-japan.go.jp/culture_education/jlpt.html
E-mail: jicc@wl.mofa.go.jp