How to Apply

Application Period

All applications must be received (online and paper applications) no later than 4:00 pm Mountain Time on Friday, April 3, 2020. Late or incomplete applications WILL NOT be accepted. Postmarked applications of April 3 WILL NOT be accepted.

On the day of the JLPT test, please ensure you bring a valid piece of photo ID with you for registration.

Please note: There may be extra questions in the Japanese-Language Proficiency Test which do not count toward your score. These questions work in order that the Japan Foundation and Japan Educational Exchanges and Services are able to make test scores comparable across administrations or to determine how new questions function under actual test conditions.

Application Methods

All applicants must download and read carefully the JLPT 2020 Test Guide for the JLPT in Edmonton.

*The application deadline for the Request for Special Testing Accommodation for the Summer 2020 JLPT is April 3, 2020. Please see the Special Testing Accommodations for the details.

* Please note that sections of the Test Guide may not apply to application process for the Edmonton JLPT, as it is a general document created to accommodate testing sites worldwide. In instances where the Test Guide differs from the PTJC website, online application, etc., instructions provided by the PTJC should be followed.

There are two methods of applying for the 2020 JLPT:

  1. Online Application (preferred) link will be activated at 10:00 am MT on March 2, 2020.
  2. Paper Application (see below)

Online Application

Online registrations will be accepted starting at 10:00 am MT on Monday, March 2, 2020 and will close at 4:00 pm MT on Friday, April 3, 2020. Please note that the link to the JLPT online registration system will be deleted after the application period ends. You will not be able to apply after then. Payment for the $70 CAD application fee can be made online by credit card only after completing the online application.

You will receive a registration confirmation and a test voucher via email after the payment has been received and confirmed. Please bring the voucher along with your photo ID ( passport, driver's licence or other official photo ID - health card with photo) on the day of the test.

Please follow this link to the online registration page.

** When you apply online, please keep a record of the password you enter. The password is necessary to access your test results online, but will not be included in your test voucher. If you lose your password, we are unable to provide it for you.

Paper Application

Although it is strongly recommended that you apply online, for those who do not have access to the online application, paper applications will be accepted from Monday, March 2, 2020 until 4:00 pm MT on Friday,April 3, 2020.

Paper applications are available for pick up at the Prince Takamado Japan Centre, or can be sent by email or mail. To receive a paper copy of the application by mail, please write to the Prince Takamado Japan Centre to request a copy. Note that applications will be sent only to those who request them. Paper applications will be sent to recipients through standard mail services and can take more than a week to arrive. Please bare this in mind when requesting an application, as we must receive completed applications by all registrants by April 3, 2020.

If you are submitting a paper application, payment for the $70 CAD application fee should be submitted by CERTIFIED CHEQUE or MONEY ORDER only. Personal cheques will not be accepted. Payments should be made to the University of Alberta.

You are NOT required to include photos with your JLPT Paper Application.

You will receive a registration confirmation and a test voucher via email after the payment has been received and confirmed. Please bring the voucher along with your photo ID on the day of the test.

Please contact the Testing Centre to confirm your registration if you have not yet received your test voucher by April 24, 2020.