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JLPT test sites and how to apply

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JLPT test sites and how to apply

Applying for the JLPT differs on where you want to take it.

Taking the test in Japan

Getting an application form

To apply for the test in Japan, you must buy an application form.
You can get an application form (for 500 yen) from any big international bookshop (Such as Kinokuniya).

In addition, you can order it online from one of these shops: ...and on the phone (In Japan): If you're having trouble getting a form (and you're in Japan), I can buy one and post one to you. (Though I'll charge you something for the hassle of me going to Shinjuku.) Contact me.

When and where you can take it

If you are in Japan, you can take N1 and N2 in July. (In addition to the normal December test for all levels.)

The JLPT happens all over Japan. There are many sites in Tokyo as well as Kyoto and Osaka. (I keep taking it at Meiji University, but I'm not sure how the site is chosen for you.)

Taking the test outside Japan

If you're not in Japan, you'll need to contact the examination centre directly. I've listed the sites below.

Non-Japan area jump

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1. East Asia 2. Southeast Asia 3. South Asia 4. Oceania 5. North America
6. Latin America 7. Western Europe 8. Eastern Europe 9. Middle and Near East  

Non-Japan JLPT sites list

1. East Asia (As of July, 2009)
Nations-Areas Cities Host Institution July December Phone FAX
KOREA Seoul Japanese-Language Proficiency Test Administration Commitee, Seoul Test Available Test Available +82(2)723-8487 +82(2)725-3997
Busan Busan Korea-Japan Cultural Exchange Association Test Available Test Available +82(51)465-7323 +82(51)441-7606
Jeonju Japanese-Language Proficiency Test Administration Commitee, Seoul Test Available Test Available +82(2)723-8487 +82(2)725-3997
Jeju The Jeju Chamber of Commerce & Industry Test Available Test Available +82(64)757-2164 +82(64)757-2167
Incheon Japanese-Language Proficiency Test Administration Commitee, Seoul Test Available Test Available +82(2)723-8487 +82(2)725-3997
CHINA National Education Examinations Authority, Ministory for Education, the People's Republic of China +86(10)6279-9922 +86(10)8252-0250
The test will be held in 35 cities as follows:
Beijing, Shanghai, Changchun, Dalian, Guangzhou, Shenyang, Tianjin, Haerbin, Xian, Chongqing, Jinan, Wuhan, Xiamen, Hangzhou, Huhehaote, Luoyang, Suzhou, Quingdao, Changsha, Chengdu, Nanjing, Hefei, Shenzhen, Nanchang, Shijiazhuang, Taiyuan, Ningbo, Wuxi, Guiyang, Wulumuqi, Nanning, Weifang, Yangzhou, Kunmin and Haikou.
Test Available Test Available -- --
Hong Kong Society of Japanese Language Education, Hong Kong Test Available Test Available +852-2866-9991 +852-2866-1331
MONGOLIA Ulan Bator Mongoliin Yapon Khelnii Bagsh nariin Kholboo N/A Test Available +976-99259605 +976(11)319245
TAIWAN Taipei The Language Training & Testing Center Test Available Test Available +886(2)2362-6385 +886(2)2367-1944
Kaohsiung The Language Training & Testing Center Test Available Test Available +886(2)2362-6385 +886(2)2367-1944
Taichung The Language Training & Testing Center Test Available Test Available +886(2)2362-6385 +886(2)2367-1944
2. Southeast Asia (As of July, 2009)
Nations-Areas Cities Host Institution July December Phone FAX
INDONESIA Jakarta Sekretariat Persada/Universitas Darma Persada N/A Test Available +62(21)864-7373 +62(21)8690-0241
Bandung JLPT Administration Commitee in Bandung N/A Test Available +62(22)779-6388 +62(22)779-6388
Surabaya JLPT Administration Commitee in Surabaya N/A Test Available +62(31)753-2809 +62(31)753-2809
Medan JLPT Administration Commitee in Medan N/A Test Available +62(61)822-3531 --
Yogyakarta JLPT Administration Commitee in Yogyakarta N/A Test Available +62(274)513096 +62(274)550451
Padang JLPT Administration Commitee in Padang N/A Test Available +62(751)444-660 +62(751)7055475
Denpasar Universitas Udayana N/A Test Available +62(813)3814-2221 +62(3612)49458
CAMBODIA Phnom Penh Cambodia-Japan Cooperation Center (CJCC) N/A Test Available +855(23)880-753 +855(23)884-534
SINGAPORE Singapore The Japanese Cultural Society, Singapore N/A Test Available +65-6338-3428 +65-6339-0328
THAILAND Bangkok Japanese-Language Proficiency Test Administration Committee in Thailand
(Old Japan Student's Association, Thailand)
N/A Test Available +66(2)234-6951 --
Chiang Mai Japanese-Language Proficiency Test Administration Committee in Thailand
(Old Japan Student's Association, Thailand)
N/A Test Available +66(53)814-550 --
Songkhla Japanese-Language Proficiency Test Administration Committee in Thailand
(Thaksin University)
N/A Test Available +66(74)311885 ext.1000 --
Khon Kaen Japanese-Language Proficiency Test Administration Committee in Thailand
(Khon Kaen University Language Instisute)
N/A Test Available +66(43)20-4141 --
PHILIPPINES Manila Philippine Test Administration Committee N/A Test Available +63(2)811-6155~58 +63(2)811-6153
Cebu Philippine Test Administration Committee N/A Test Available +63(2)811-6155~58 +63(2)811-6153
Davao Philippine Test Administration Committee N/A Test Available +63(2)811-6155~58 +63(2)811-6153
BRUNEI Bandar Seri Begawan Japanese Proficiency Test Implementing Committee in Brunei N/A Test Available +673-2229265 +673-2229481
VIETNAM  Hanoi Commitee for Japanese-Language Proficiency Test in Hanoi N/A Test Available +84(4)38545796 +84(4)38544550
Ho Chi Minh Vietnam National University Ho Chi Minh City, University of Social Science and Humanities, Center for Foreign Language N/A Test Available +84(8)822-2550 +84(8)822-1903
Da Nang The collage of Foreign Language, University of Da Nang  N/A Test Available +84(511)3699341 +84(511)3699338
MALAYSIA Kuala Lumpur The Japanese Language Society of Malaysia N/A Test Available +60(3)2144-1180, 2144-2180 +60(3)2144-7180
Penang Penang Japanese Language Society N/A Test Available +60(4)226-5908 +60(4)226-5908
Ipoh Perak Malaysian-Japanese Friendship Society N/A Test Available +60(5)2537530 +60(5)2545110
Kota Kinabalu Pusat Penataran Ilmu dan Bahasa, Universiti Malaysia Sabah N/A Test Available +60(88)320000
ext 5034 or 5078
+60(88)435708
MYANMAR Yangon Japanese-Language Proficiency Test Administration Committee in Myanmar N/A Test Available +95(1)549644~8 +95(1)549643
LAOS Vientiane Lao-Japan Human Resource Cooperation Center N/A Test Available +856(21)720156 +856(21)770-267
3. South Asia (As of July, 2009)
Nations-Areas Cities Host Institution July December Phone FAX
INDIA New Delhi MOSAI (Mombusho Scholar's Assosiation of India) N/A Test Available +91(11)2331-3524 --
Pune Japanese Language Teachers' Association of Pune (JALTAP) N/A Test Available +91(20)2426-6463 +91(9520)2426-8907
Kolkata The Indo-Japan Welfare and Cultural Association N/A Test Available +91(33)2475-3773 --
Chennnai ABK-AOTS DOSOKAI, Tamilnadu Centre, Chennai N/A Test Available +91(44)2374-0318, 3090-3332 +91(44)2374-3575
Bangalore Bangalore Nihongo Kyooshi-kai (BNK) / JLPT Test Administrative Commitee, Bangalore N/A Test Available +91(80)2211-3284 +91(80)2211-3284
Mumbai Teachers Association of Japanese (TAJ) N/A Test Available +91(22)2577-0596 +91(22)2577-1418
SRI LANKA Colombo Japanese Language Education Association of Sri Lanka N/A Test Available +94(11)2331-894 +94(11)2331-894
NEPAL Kathmandu Japanese Language Teachers' Association, Nepal (JALTAN) N/A Test Available +977(1)424-4200 --
PAKISTAN Islamabad Japanese Language Profociency Test Administrative Committee in Islamabad N/A Test Available +92(51)227-9320 +92(51)282-5818
Karachi Japanese-Language Proficiency Test Administrative Committee in Karachi N/A Test Available +92(21)522-0800 +92(21)522-0820
BANGLADESH Dhaka Japanese Universities Alumni Association in Bangladesh (JUAAB) N/A Test Available +880(2)914-5288 --
4. Oceania (As of July, 2009)
Nations-Areas Cities Host Institution July December Phone FAX
AUSTRALIA Canberra Australia-Japan Society (ACT) N/A Test Available +61(2)6125-8232 +61(2)6125-0745
Brisbane School of Languages & Linguistics, Griffith University N/A Test Available +61(7)3735-7481 +61(7)3735-5111
Perth Curtin University of Technology, School of Social Sciences & Asian Languages N/A Test Available +61(8)9266-7792 +61(8)9266-3166
Sydney The Japanese language Proficiency Test Administration,School of Languages and Linguistics,The University of New South Wales N/A Test Available +61(2)9385-2414 --
Melbourne Japan Seminar House, Inc. JLPT Steering Commitee, Melbourne N/A Test Available +61(3)9872-5736 +61(3)9872-5736
Adelaide Japan Australia Friendship Association N/A Test Available +61(8)8303-4156 +61(8)8221-7022
NEW ZEALAND Auckland Auckland JLPT Administration Committee N/A Test Available +64(9)303-4106 +64(9)377-7784
Wellington New Zealand JLPTt Administration Committee N/A Test Available +64(4)495-8331 +64(4)472-3416
Christchurch New Zealand JLPTt Administration Committee Christchurch N/A Test Available +64(3)366-5680 +64(3)365-3173
5. North America (As of July, 2009)
Nations-Areas Cities Host Institution July December Phone FAX
CANADA Vancouver Capilano University N/A Test Available

+1(604)983-7515
(message only)

--
Toronto York University N/A Test Available (1-416)736-2100
Ext.88750
+1(416)736-5483
Edmonton Prince Takamado Japan Center for Teaching and Research, University of Alberta N/A Test Available

+1(780)492-1569

+1(780)492-7440
U.S.A. Japanese-Language Proficiency Test Administration Committee in the United States +1(213)621-2267 +1(213)621-2590
The test will be held in the 9 cities as follows:
Atlanta, Chicago, *Fayetteville (Arkansas), Honolulu, Los Angeles, New York, Seattle, San Francisco, Washington.
N/A Test Available -- --
6. Latin America (As of July, 2009)
Nations-Areas Cities Host Institution July December Phone FAX
MEXICO Mexico City Instituto Cultural Mexicano Japones, A.C. N/A Test Available +52(55)5544-2989 +52(55)5549-7985
ARGENTINA Buenos Aires Centro de Cultura e Idioma Japones en la Argentina N/A Test Available +54(11)4362-8893 +54(11)4362-8893
COLUMBIA Bogota Comite colombiano de Nihongo-Noryoku-Shiken, Universidad de Los Andes N/A Test Available +57(1)339-4949 +57(1)332-4448
PARAGUAY Asuncion Federacion de Asociaciones Japonesas del Paraguay N/A Test Available

+595(21)558-144
+595(21)555-213

+595(21)558-144
BRAZIL Centro Brasileiro de Lingua Japonesa +55(11)5579-6513 +55(11)5574-0111
The test will be held in the 8 cities as follows:
Sao Paulo, Londrina, Belem, Rio de Janeiro, Porto Alegre, Brasilia, Salvador, Manaus.
N/A Test Available -- --
VENEZUELA Caracas Reunion de Instructores del Idioma Japones de Venezuela N/A Test Available +58(212)261-8333
(Embassy of Japan)
+58(212)261-6780
(Embassy of Japan)
PERU Lima Asociacion Peruano Japonesa N/A Test Available +51(1)518-7450 51(1)463-5767
BOLIVIA Santa Cruz Federacion Nacional de Asociaciones Boliviano-Japonesas N/A Cancelled +591(3)333-1452
+591(3)337-8398
+591(3)333-1452
La Paz Federacion Nacional de Asociaciones Boliviano-Japonesas N/A Cancelled +591(3)333-1452
+591(3)337-8398
+591(3)333-1452
7. Western Europe (As of July, 2009)
Nations-Areas Cities Host Institution July December Phone FAX
IRELAND Dublin  School of Applied Language and Intercultural Studies (SALIS), Dublin City University  N/A Test Available +353(1)700-8465 +353(1)700-5527
ITALY Roma Comitato Amministrativo Italiano Proficiency-Test di Lingua Giapponese N/A Test Available +39(06)322-4794 +39(06)322-2165
Milan Comitato Amministrativo Italiano Proficiency-Test di Lingua Giapponese N/A Test Available +39(-06)322-4794 +39(06)322-2165
U.K. London SOAS Language Centre, University of London N/A Test Available +44(20)7898-4555 +44(20)7898-4889
GREECE Athens Hellenic-Japanese Association N/A Test Available +30(210)3638966 +30(210)3638966
SWITZERLAND Bern Volkshochschule Bern N/A Test Available +41(31)320-30-30 +41(31)320-30-31
SPAIN Barcelona Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Facultat de Traduccio i d'Interpretacio N/A Test Available +34(93)581-2467 +34(93)581-1037
Madrid Unibersidad Autonoma de Madrid N/A Test Available +34(91)497-4695 +34(91)497-5278
DENMARK Copenhagen Copenhagen Business School N/A Test Available +45-3815-2509 +45-3815-2500
GERMANY Dusseldorf Volkshochschule Landeshauptstadt Dusseldorf N/A Test Available +49(211)89-93408 +49(211)89-29338
Stuttgart Volkshochschule Stuttgart N/A Test Available +49(711)1873-733 +49(711)1873-709
Berlin Humboldt-Universitat zu Berlin N/A Test Available +49(30)2093-1173 +49(30)2093-1153
FINLAND Helsinki JOY JLPT Commitee N/A Test Available -- --
FRANCE Paris Service Commun de la Formation Continue de I'INALCO N/A Test Available +33(1)5526-8123 +33(1)4926-4299
Lyon Service Commun de la Formation Continue de I'INALCO N/A Test Available +33(1)5526-8123 +33(1)4926-4299
8. Eastern Europe (As of July, 2009)
Nations-Areas Cities Host Institution July December Phone FAX
UKRAINE Kiev Japanese Teachers Association of Ukraine N/A Test Available +380(44)241-6866 --
UZBEKISTAN Tashkent The Uzbekistan-Japan Center for Human Development N/A Test Available +998(71)1207394 +998(71)1207396
KAZAKHSTAN Almaty Japanese-Language Proficiency Test Administrative Committee in Kazakhstan N/A Test Available +7(7172)977843 +7(7172)977842
KYRGYS Bishkek Kyrgys Association of Japanese Language Teachers N/A Test Available +996(312)906-580 +996(312)906-589
SERBIA Belgrad  University of Belgrade, Faculty of Philology, Japanese Language and Literature Studies Dep. N/A Test Available TBA  TBA 
HUNGARY Budapest Karoli Gaspar University, Faculty of Humanities, Japanese Dep. N/A Test Available +36(1)318-5915 +36(1)483-2866
BULGARIA Sofia St. Cyril and St. Methodius International Foundation N/A Test Available +359(2)943-0001 +359(2)944-6027
POLAND Warsaw Polish-Japanese Institute of Information Technology N/A Test Available +48(22)584-4500 +48(22)584-4501
ROMANIA Bucharest University of Bucharest (Universitatea din Bucuresti) N/A Test Available +40(21)318-1579 --
RUSSIA Moscow Lyceum 1535 N/A Test Available +7(495)246-0806 +7(495)245-5742
Vladivostok Vladivostok JLPT Administion Committee N/A Test Available +7(4232)26-75-02 +7(4232)26-75-41
Novosibirsk Municipal Culture Center Sibir-Hokkaido N/A Test Available +7(383)210-3463 +7(383)210-3463
Khabarovsk Khabarovsk JLPT Administration Committee N/A Test Available +7(4212)41-30-44 +7(4212)41-30-47
Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk JLPT Administration Committee N/A Test Available +7(4242)72-60-55 +7(4242)72-55-31
Irkutsk Irkutsk JLPT Administration Committee N/A Test Available +7(3952)200-950 +7(3952)200-950
Saint-Petersburg Saint-Petersburg JLPT Administration Committee N/A Test Available +7(812)336-7674 +7(812)710-6970
9. Middle and Near East (As of July, 2009)
Nations-Areas Cities Host Institution July December Phone FAX
TURKEY Ankara Ankara Japanese-Language Proficiency Test Administration Committee N/A Test Available +90(312)491-1748 +90(312)491-1752
EGYPT Cairo Japanese-Language Proficiency Test Administration Committee N/A Test Available +20(2)2794-9719 +20(2)2794-9085
KENYA Nairobi Japanese-Language Proficiency Test Administration Committee in Kenya N/A Test Available +254(20)2898515 +254(20)2898531