2017 Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT)
The JLPT is an internationally known test held in Japan and abroad, to evaluate and certify the proficiency in Japanese of non-native Japanese speakers. Both the July and December JLPT is administered in Brisbane, by the School of Humanities, Languages and Social Science at Griffith University, on behalf of the Japan Foundation.
2017 JLPT in Australia
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- Test site: Brisbane
- Location: Griffith University Nathan campus*
- Check in time: Check-in to exam room at 12.30 pm
- Starting Test time: 1 pm
- Finishing Test time: Each level varies. From 4 to 5 pm
- Online July JLPT Registration dates: 15 February to 4 April. (Late applications are not accepted).
- Online December JLPT Registration dates: 26 July (Wed) to September 5 (Tue). (Late applications are not accepted).
*Test schedule, buildings and rooms will be notified to the examines by email closer to the test date.
How do I apply for the JLPT?
Applications are administered centrally by the Japan Foundation, Sydney. Apply for the test on the JLPT Australia website.
Can I take the exam for more than one level?
It is not possible to take more than one level at the same exam session time because the exam is held simultaneously around the world.
Please make your payment via the online link which will appear once you submit your online application.
- Level N1, N2 & N3: $90.00 (AUD)
- Level N4 & N5: $80.00 (AUD)
No refund will be available under any circumstances once your payment has been accepted unless cancellation is made by the Japan Foundation or Griffith University. Please read the 2017 Test Guide (PDF 8mb) for terms and conditions of the JLPT.
If you experience any problems during online registration, please contact email@example.com
Please note: Japan Foundation, Sydney, will send your test voucher via email one month before the test date.
How do I prepare for the test?
Visit the JLPT website for sample test material.
What is the format of the exam?
It is entirely in multiple questions - answers format, where your kanji, vocabulary, grammar, reading and listening abilities are tested. There is no interview or oral paper.
I’m a Queensland Secondary student studying Japanese, how does the JLPT help me?
The Queensland Studies Authority will recognise students who successfully pass Levels N4 or N5. Students can receive 2 credit points towards their Queensland Certificate of Education (PDF).
On the Test Day
You must bring with you:
- Test voucher
- Identification (Drivers license/Student card/Passport)
- Black-lead pencils (No. 2 or HB) and Erasers
For campus maps, parking information and transport go to: Griffith University, Nathan campus
For Griffith test room locations download a copy of the Griffith University Nathan map (PDF, 601k)
Post July/December JLPT Information
When can I find out my results?
Online July JLPT results will be available online from late August to late October. Hard copy of results will be posted to examinees in late October. To find out your results, please click here.
December JLPT results will be available online in late January until late March. Hard copy of results will be posted to examinees in late March. To find out your results, please click here.
You will need your registration number and 8-digit password to log in. Please contact the JLPT Administrator if you do not have these.
I’m a Queensland Secondary student studying Japanese and passed N4 / N5, how can I receive my 2 credit points?
Please note: Griffith University cannot bank JLPT results to the QSA.
Students or Japanese language teachers are required to email the Japan Foundation - Sydney at: firstname.lastname@example.org so they may upload the credit points to the QSA website. Please provide the following information:
- Student’s name
- Student’s (LUI) Leaner Unique Identifier number
- Student’s Date of Birth
- JLPT Registration Number
Please contact Michelle Natolo JLPT Administrator at: email@example.com