JLPT: The next test in Ghent will be organized in December 2023

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 in December 2023.

How to apply?

Information on the registration process will start as soon as we received the necessary information from Japan!

Registration most likely will start in August.


Faculty of Arts and Philosophy
Campus Boekentoren
Ghent University

Blandijnberg 2, 9000 Ghent

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