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.

December 2021 details to be updated in July. 

Test date: Sunday 6 December 2020

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


Applications open:

Monday 14 September to Thursday 15 October 2020
(Applications must arrive during this period)
Examinees who require special testing accommodations for disabilities must complete their applications by Friday 9 October.



A test fee must be paid when submitting your application.
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. However, if the test is cancelled due to COVID-19 or other reasons, the test fee will be refunded.

*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
(9.1MB) (1.4MB)


Please submit the Application Form above to:

  • Consular Office of Japan
    PO Box 13748

Payment methods:

1. Bank Transfer
Applicants taking the test in Christchurch will be able to pay JLPT fees via bank account transfer:

  • JLPT Examination Account Number: 03-0802-0254918-06
    Account Name: NZ JLPT Admin Committee CHC
    Bank Name: Westpac
    Reference Details: Please specify your name and Test Level (e.g. Mike Smith 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.

2. Cheque
Please make payable to “NZ JLPT Admin Committee CHC” and enclose with your application

3. Cash Only
Payable at the counter of the Consular Office. (No EFTPOS)
Please DO NOT post cash to the above address.


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