3. Application Procedure
Q13 Can I apply via the Internet?
Yes. First, please register with MyJLPT. Once you register, it is much simpler to go through your following application procedure. You can register My JLPT via the Internet anytime, anywhere.
*Application by smartphone or tablet is available (Note that block registration by group representative is excluded). Application is not available from mobile phones such as feature phones.
Q14 Can I apply by mail?
No. Application will be possible only via the Internet. Application by mail (application form) has been abolished since 2020.
Q15 Can I take two different levels of the JLPT at the same time?
No, you cannot take since level N1-N5 tests are carried out at the same time.
Q16 May I apply from outside of Japan?
You can apply from outside of Japan, however, we accept the registered address located only in Japan.
Q17 I have applied to take the JLPT overseas but since I am relocating to Japan soon, may I sit it in Japan?
Conversely, is it possible to apply in Japan but sit the exam abroad?
No, it is not possible as the test fee varies from country to country due to different organizations being in charge of administering the JLPT in each country. Please make sure to submit an application by the deadline to the organization of the country where you’d like to take the test.
Q18 I would like to cancel my application for the JLPT. Will the test fee be refunded?
We do not refund your test fee once an application is made, even in the event that you do not sit the exam.
Q19 Can you tell me about test area?
Test areas are as follows.
* Please be aware that the test site different from the one you want such as one in a neighbor prefecture might be specified depending on the number of applications or other reasons.
* You may not specify prefectures or test sites within each Test Area. Even in the same Test Area, the test sites may be different depending on the test level or the sites condition.
* Even if you apply from the same address as for the previous test, the test sites may not be the same as the previous test.
Test Area 1. (Hokkaido),
Test Area 2. (Aomori, Iwate, Miyagi, Akita, Yamagata, Fukushima)
Test Area 3. (Ibaraki, Tochigi, Gunma, Saitama, Chiba, Tokyo, Kanagawa)
Test Area 4. (Niigata, Yamanashi, Nagano)
Test Area 5. (Toyama, Ishikawa, Fukui)
Test Area 6. (Gifu, Shizuoka, Aichi, Mie)
Test Area 7. (Shiga, Kyoto, Osaka, Hyogo, Nara, Wakayama)
Test Area 8. (Tottori, Shimane, Okayama, Hiroshima, Yamaguchi)
Test Area 9. (Tokushima, Kagawa, Ehime, Kochi)
Test Area 10. (Fukuoka, Saga, Nagasaki, Kumamoto, Oita, Miyazaki, Kagoshima)
Test Area 11. (Okinawa)
* For those applicants who wish to take the test in other than the area where
they live now:
those who select 1., will take the test in Hokkaido Prefecture <Sapporo> ,
those who select 2., will take the test in Miyagi Prefecture
those who select 3., will take the test in Tokyo Metropolitan Area,
those who select 4., will take the test in Niigata Prefecture,
those who select 5., will take the test in Ishikawa Prefecture,
those who select 6.,will take the test in Aichi Prefecture,
those who select 7., will take the test in Osaka ,
those who select 8., will take the test in Okayama Prefecture,
those who select 9., will take the test in Kagawa Prefecture and
those who select 10., will take the test in Fukuoka Prefecture.
Q20 May I change the test level and test area which I applied for after the application procedure is completed?
You can change the level of the JLPT and test area within the application period. However, you cannot change the test level and test area once the deadline has passed, no matter what reason may be.
Q21 I couldn’t meet the deadline for the application. Will it still be accepted?
No, we are unable to accept applications, for whatever reason once the deadline has passed.
Q22 Is it possible to carry forward the test application I made for the first JLPT in July to the second exam in December?
No, it is not possible. You should take the first JLPT in July. We do not refund test fee for whatever reasons once application is made.
Q23 After applying for the JLPT, I plan to return to my home country for a period before the test date. What shall I do if contacted by the JLPT Application Center during this time, regarding errors/omissions from my application?
If your application is incomplete and you cannot be reached by the JLPT Application Center, you will not be able to sit the exam. Therefore, we recommend you to make sure all the information of your application is correct and complete before applying. Also it may be better to stay within reach of contact by the JLPT Application Center or designate your friend as a contact person if you need to leave Japan.
Q24 Following the result of the first JLPT may I apply to sit the second JLPT?
Yes, you can. The results of the first JLPT will be sent around early September and the deadline for an application for the second JLPT will be at the end of September.
Q25 I have applied for the second JLPT before the results of the first JLPT arrived. As I have successfully passed
it, there is no need for me to take the second JLPT in December. Am I able to receive a refund of test fee?
No, we do not refund test fee for whatever reasons once application is made.