Asia Research Centre

The Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT)

The Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) / Nihongo Noryoku Shiken is an internationally recognised qualification for non-native speakers, sponsored by Japan Foundation.

Welcome

Welcome to the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) at Copenhagen Business School (CBS).
CBS has been approved as an official test site for the JLPT by Japan Foundation, and is carrying out the test in close collaboration with the Embassy of Japan in Denmark.

On this site you will find information regarding the application process, payment method, time schedule for the test, and practical information on how to find CBS.

General announcement: The next test held at CBS will be on 4th December 2016. Application period will be from 16 August to 14 October.

Please check this website on regular basis, as it is updated continuously with new details.

Application procedures

The following steps will explain the procedure of the application process:

Step 1
Downloaded and fill in the writable application form from this site. Please read through the test guide (can also be downloaded from this site) before you start filling in the form.

Step 2
Sign and email application forms A and B, incl. a recent picture of yourself to jlpt@cbs.dk.

Step 3
Pay the test fee to our account in Danske Bank (please refer to "Payment" in the menu for details).

Step 4
When Step 3 is fulfilled, you will by email receive your personal test voucher, which you have to bring to the test site along with photo ID.

Payment
Danske Bank
Holmens Kanal Department
Holmens Kanal 2
1090 Copenhagen K
 
Account name:
Copenhagen Business School
Account number: 10292816
Regitration number: 3001
IBAN No.: DK0230000010292816
BIC/SWIFT Code: DABADKKK
 
Please remember to state on the payment transfer: "JLPT + <your name>".
Expenses in connection with the payment transfer are to be covered by the applicant.
Payment is DKK 800 + bank fees (foreign and local bank fees). NB! For international transfers: The bank fee charged by the bank of the JLPT is DKK 50. Please remember to pay both senders and receivers fee, or alternatively pay 850 DKK and choose to pay only senders fee. 
 
Note: All paid fees are non-refundable.
Only in the case of the local test committee cancelling the test, a refund of the test payment will be given.
Preparation
The CBS Library has books with sample questions for the new JLPT format as well as a collection of old exam questions. You can also try sample questions at the official JLPT website.
Time schedule

Date: Sunday 4 December 2016.
Place: Copenhagen Business School, Solbjerg Plads 3, 2000 Frederiksberg, Denmark.
Test room numbers:

N1: TBA
N2: TBA
N3: TBA
N4: TBA
N5: TBA

Meeting time for participants of all levels is 11:30 where the proctors will start announcing general instruction and check ID before going on to section-specific instructions. All test levels start at 12:00 as listed below. Latecomers are allowed to enter the testing room during the first 10 minutes (unless if it is the listening section). If you miss the first one or two sectsion you are still allowed to take the rest of the test, but please be informed that if there are sections you do not sit for, no points will be given for the entire test, incl. any sections which you may complete. Thus, a failing mark will be given.
 

Level Vocabulary Grammar/reading Listening
N1 12.00-13.50
(110 minutes)
  14.30-15.30
(60 minutes)
N2 12.00-13.45
(105 minutes)
  14.30-15.20
(50 minutes)
N3 12.00-12.30
(30 minutes)
13.00-14.10
(70 minutes)
14.40-15.20
(40 minutes)
N4 12.00-12.30
(30 minutes)
13.00-14.00
(60 minutes)
14.30-15.05
(35 minutes)
N5 12.00-12.25
(25 minutes)
13.00-13.50
(50 minutes)
14.30-15.00
(30 minutes)

It is possible to buy lunch and refreshments in the canteen, which is open on Sundays too.

Finding CBS

The test in Copenhagen takes place at Copenhagen Business School (CBS), Solbjerg Plads 3, 2000 Frederiksberg, located right next to the metro station "Frederiksberg". You can download a map of CBS campus here: cbs_campus.pdf.

From Copenhagen Central Station (København H)

Take the train to "Nørreport" station. Any S-train from tracks 9 and 10 will take you there (3 minutes ride). At "Nørreport" station change to the metro. Take a metro towards "Vanløse" and get off at "Frederiksberg" (4 minutes ride). At "Frederiksberg" use the exit at the front of the train (the sign says "Udgang mod Handelshøjskolen"). Walk up the stairs and from there you can see CBS. It is the big building with the glass front diagonally opposite on the right (1 minute walking). Please note that "Nørreport" station is undergoing engineering works, and that this might affect your journey.

From Sweden

Most trains from Sweden - both from Malmö and Helsingborg/Helsingør stop at "Nørreport" station. At "Nørreport" station change to the metro. Take a metro towards "Vanløse" and get of at "Frederiksberg" (4 minutes ride). At "Frederiksberg" use the exit at the front off the train (the sign says "Udgang mod Handelshøjskolen"). Walk up the stairs and from there you can see CBS. It is the big building with the glass front diagonally opposite on the right (1 minute walking). Please note that "Nørreport" station is undergoing engineering works, and that this might affect your journey.

From the airport

Take the metro towards "Vanløse" and get off at "Frederiksberg" (21 minutes ride). At "Frederiksberg" use the exit at the front of the train (the sign says "Udgang mod Handelshøjskolen"). Walk up the stairs and from there you can see CBS. It is the big building with the glass front diagonally opposite on the right (1 minutewalking).

By car or bicycle

Use a map and journey planner. Parking is free of cost on Sundays and there are plenty of parking spots just outside of CBS, but please make sure only to park in the marked parking lots.

After the test: score report and online display
A personal score report will be sent to you by regular mail as soon as we receive it from Japan Foundation, which should be no later than early March 2015. In early February 2015 you should be able to access the online score display at the official JLPT website: www.jlpt.jp. Further information on this will be posted on the official site as well.


 

The page was last edited by: Department of Intercultural Communication and Management // 06/09/2016

Contact

The Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT)

Copenhagen Business School (CBS)

Asia Research Center

Porcelaenshaven 24, 3rd floor

DK-2000 Frederiksberg

jlpt@cbs.dk