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Carleton University is honoured to host the JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test) in collaboration with the Japan Foundation.

General Information

Date and Location of Exam

Sunday, December 3rd, 2023 at Carleton University


The application period is September 5th, 2023 at 9:00 a.m. to September 29th, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. Online applications only.

To apply, you must have given consent to all the items contained in the JLPT Test Guide, including the items concerning handling of personal information. The JLPT Test Guide can be found here.

Upon the completion of application and payment, you will receive a voucher by October 20th. If you have not received your voucher after October 20th, please contact us.

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$85 CAD (non-refundable) for all levels (N1-N5) and ages.*

No refund will be accepted if you miss the test due to the conditions that we cannot control, including sickness, inability to travel, border closures.

* Due to inflation, the JLPT test fee in Canada will increase to $85 in December 2023.  Starting from the December 2024 test, the fee will be $100. Thank you very much for your understanding.


The JLPT is open to learners of Japanese as a foreign language. This test is not designed for native speakers of Japanese.

Special Testing Accommodations

If you require special accommodations for the test, please complete the following by September 13th, 2023. After this deadline and if you wish to request special testing accommodations, please contact jlpt@carleton.ca before your apply.

On Test Day

What to Bring

  • Government-issued Photo ID (i.e. passport, driver’s license, health card with photo)
  • Test Voucher
  • Medium-Soft No. 2 or HB Pencils (no pens)
  • Eraser


For listening parts of the tests, absolutely no late entries into the test rooms is allowed. For all other parts, no entry is allowed ten minutes after start.


Room: TBD

Time Event
9:30 a.m. – 9:55 a.m. Registration
10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Orientation (in test room, see below)


Time Event
10:30 a.m. – 10:50 a.m. Language knowledge (Vocabulary)
10:50 a.m. – 11:10 a.m. Break
11:10 a.m. – 11:20 a.m. Instructions
11:20 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Language knowledge (Grammar) & Reading
12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. Break
12:30 p.m. – 12:40 p.m. Instructions
12:40 p.m. – 1:10 p.m. Listening


Time Event
10:30 a.m. – 10:55 a.m. Language knowledge (Vocabulary)
10:55 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Break
11:15 a.m. – 11:25 a.m. Instructions
11:25 a.m. – 12:20 p.m. Language knowledge (Grammar) & Reading
12:20 p.m. – 12:50 p.m. Break
12:50 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Instructions
1:00 p.m. – 1:35 p.m. Listening


Time Event
10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Language knowledge (Vocabulary)
11:00 a.m. – 11:20 a.m. Break
11:20 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Instructions
11:30 a.m. – 12:40 p.m. Language knowledge (Grammar) & Reading
12:40 p.m. – 1:10 p.m. Break
1:10 p.m. – 1:20 p.m. Instructions
1:20 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Listening


Time Event
10:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Language knowledge (Vocabulary/Grammar & Reading)
12:15 p.m. – 12:40 p.m. Break
12:40 p.m. – 12:50 p.m. Instructions
12:50 p.m. – 1:40 p.m. Listening


Time Event
10:30 a.m. – 12:20 p.m. Language knowledge (Vocabulary/Grammar & Reading)
12:20 p.m. – 12:50 p.m. Break
12:50 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Instructions
1:00 p.m. – 1:55 p.m. Listening


You can find more information on Carleton’s website.


  • Failure to bring a government issued photo ID will result in a DISQUALIFICATION
  • Back of voucher MUST be blank (i.e. cannot be printed on the back of used paper)
  • Absolutely NO writing anywhere on the voucher
  • Cellphones and watch alarms must be TURNED OFF before the test begins. If any sound off during the test, it is an immediate DISQUALIFICATION
  • Academic dishonesty will result in DISQUALIFICATION


Scores will be available online approximately 3 months after the test has been written. Scores will only be available if, during the application, test takers chose an 8 digit password of their own creation.

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About the JLPT

The JLPT has been offered by The Japan Foundation and Japan Educational Exchanges and Services (JEES) since 1984 as a reliable means to evaluate and certify the Japanese proficiency of non-native speakers. In 2011, there were as many as 610,000 applicants throughout the world.  Visit the JLPT website and the sites below for more information.