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Japanese Language Proficiency Test

In Ireland the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) is administered by
UCD Japan on behalf of the Japan Foundation.

JLPT Poster 2022

Japanese Language Proficiency Test - 2022

Notice - 27th September 2022

The JLPT Examination on the University College Dublin Belfield Campus this December is now full. 

Notice - 7th September 2022

We are happy to announce that we will hold the JLPT Examination on the University College Dublin Belfield Campus on Sunday 4th December 2022. 

The online booking system will open next week.  Please keep checking our website during this week.   

We will comply with all regulations in place at the time of the examination, including any re-application of Covid restrictions and this could also mean cancellation of the examinations.  If the UCD Centre for Japanese Studies [UCD Japan] has to cancel these examinations a full refund will be made.  All candidates will have to adhere to any COVID-19 regulations that apply.

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Information on offerings of the JLPT Examinations in Dublin:


In Ireland, the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) is administered by UCD Centre for Japanese Studies [UCD Japan] on behalf of the Japan Foundation.

What is the Japanese Language Proficiency Test?
The JLPT is an internationally recognised qualification for non-native speakers, sponsored by the Japan Foundation.  For information on the examination visit the official Japan Foundation JLPT website.

FAQ for the JLPT
Frequently Asked Questions for the JLPT examination.

JLPT in Dublin, 2022
Next Exam:
  Sunday, 4th December 2022
Venue:  John Henry Newman Building, Newman Building, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4
Time:  You will be asked to arrive by 12:00
Fee:  €94

Registration:  From the 14th September to Friday 30th September 2022 at 23:59 (Midnight)

JLPT Online Application
Apply in September for JLPT December 2022 examinations here.  Please read the following carefully:

  • The official deadline for applications is Friday 30th September. However, individual levels may close earlier if the number of applicants reaches the maximum.  Therefore we highly recommend you submit the application as early as possible to secure your place.
  • Any applicants requiring Special Arrangements should contact Japan@ucd.ie on or before Friday 9th September.  Please be aware that the deadline for requesting special arrangements is earlier than the general deadline.
  • Once you complete the application, it is NOT possible for you to cancel or to defer the test to a later date or a different location.  So, please plan carefully before applying for the test.
  • It is NOT possible to change your level after you complete the application.
  • The test fee is NOT refundable under any circumstance (please read the "Fees and Payment" section below).
  • DO NOT fill in the paper form which is attached to the Test Guide.  All applications are done online.
  • UCD Japan will comply with all COVID-19 regulations in place at the time of the examination, and this could also mean cancellation of the examinations.  If UCD Japan has to cancel these examinations a full refund will be made. 
  • All candidates will have to adhere to all COVID-19 regulations that apply at the time of the examination.
  • For December 2022 ALL JLPT Bookings are PROVISIONAL pending the submission of the applications to the Japan Foundation.  The decision of the JLPT Operations Committee is final.

Fees and Payment
You make payment via the UCD online link in the application process.  The fee is €94 for all levels.

No refund will be available under any circumstances once your payment has been accepted unless cancellation is made by the Japan Foundation or UCD. Read the JLPT Test Guide for the terms and conditions of the JLPT exam.

Level change requests are only accepted before the application deadline and must be made in writing to Japan@ucd.ie

Applicants who need Special Arrangements for the test day should contact japan@ucd.ie to request a special application form. This must be submitted before the deadline for Special Arrangements above.  Candidates requesting Special Arrangements for the test day must also submit an online application for the examination.

Requesting an Examination Place [Link to JLPT Exam Registration]