Application deadline was scheduled for september 1st, but all places have already been booked. Those who have sent a self-addressed before August 20 and/ or already have the application documents, are still eligible.


What is the Japanese-Language Proficiency Test (JLPT)?

The Japanese-Language Proficiency Test (日本語能力試験) is a test designed to evaluate the Japanese language proficiency of non-native speakers. It is organized by the Japan Foundation and is the only official test for Japanese which is recognized worldwide. Obtaining a JLPT certificate for a certain level is therefore often a prerequisite to be allowed to study at a Japanese university or to get hired by a Japanese company. The JLPT test comprises 5 levels, ranging from N1, the highest level, to N5. At each level, the following competencies are being evaluated: vocabulary, grammar, reading ability and listening comprehension. It is not necessary to obtain all five levels consecutively.

When and where does the next JLPT test in Ghent take place?

The JLPT test takes place at Ghent biannually. The next test will be held on Sunday, December 3 2023.

Steps after receiving the application form

  1. Pay the registration fee (€ 80,-) to Ghent University via the following website: https://congrezzo.ugent.be/JLPT/.
  2. Fill in the received Application Forms (sheets A,B,C, voucher and voucher copy) and return them with receipt for payment of the registration fee(€ 80,-) by the deadline (1 September 2023) to

  Prof. Andreas Niehaus, Ghent University, Japanese Studies, Blandijnberg 2, 9000 Ghent Belgium.

  1. The Ghent University JLPT team will send the Test voucher to the applicants (within one month after the application closed).


Faculty of Arts and Philosophy
Campus Boekentoren
Ghent University

Blandijnberg 2, 9000 Ghent

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