Culture & Education


Japanese Language Proficiency Test in Auckland 

Applications for the July 2024 Test are now closed. Applications for the December 2024 test will open in August.

Test date: Sunday 7 July 2024
Venue: University of Auckland 
Application period:
 Friday 1 March to Tuesday 26 March 2024

Applications (for reference only)
Test Guidelines Application Form
Guide (9MB) Form (2MB)
  • Examinees are allowed to take one level only on the test day.
  • When typing into the editable PDF, the information entered in the first page will automatically appear on pages 2~5, so there is no need to fill out all the pages.
  • The information you enter into the form cannot be saved. After typing in your information, please print out all 5 pages of the form on single-sided A4 paper (2 identical passport-sized photos should be glued to the test vouchers). When you have completed it, sign it by hand and either bring it to the consulate or send it by post. Application forms will not be accepted by email.
  • The test fee is non-refundable and the test date and site cannot be changed. However, if the test date is cancelled by our office due to COVID-19 or other reasons, the test fee will be refunded.
  • For questions 7, 10-14 please refer to test guide.
  • The Examinee Registration Number will be filled out by the consulate.  
  • Application forms can also be picked up at the Consulate-General of Japan, or sent by post if you supply an A4 stamped ($4.60) self-addressed envelope.
Test Fees:
Level N1 $75
Level N2 $70
Level N3 $65
Level N4 $60
Level N5 $55

Examinees who wish to have their results sent overseas (i.e. outside of New Zealand) must pay an additional NZ$40 to cover overseas courier costs.

Payment method:

- Bank Transfer

Applicants taking the test in Auckland must pay JLPT fees by bank transfer.
Auckland JLPT Account Number: 03-0104-0219656-00
Account name: Auckland Japanese Language Proficiency Test Administration Committee
Reference details: Please specify your name and Test Level (e.g. John Smith N1)
Note: The Auckland JLPT Administration Committee is not responsible for any banking fees incurred via the transfer of funds or any loss of examination fees.
Please note that payment by cash or cheque is no longer available. Please do not post cash with your application.

Please submit your application form to:

Consulate-General of Japan
 Level 15, 41 Shortland Street
 P.O.Box 3959, AUCKLAND 1140

 For enquiries,
 Hours:9am-12pm, 1pm-5pm, Monday-Friday

Examinees taking the test in Wellington or Christchurch should contact:
Wellington : Japan Information & Cultural Centre,
 P.O.Box 6340, Wellington  Tel:04-472-7807 
Christchurch : Consular Office of Japan,
 P.O.Box 13 748, Armagh, Christchurch  Tel:03-366-5680 

Study books available in our library
There are various study and mock test books available at out library for levels N1 to N5. You can borrow 2 books for 2 weeks at a time. Please bring a proof of ID to borrow these books.

Support for Teachers of Japanese

Please contact these advisers and organisations for support.

New Zealand Association of Japanese Language Teachers

Future Learning Solutions

Japanese Studies Aotearoa New Zealand (JSANZ)
Penny Shino
Massey University

Useful Links for Japanese Language Study

Japanese in Anime & Manga

The aim of the website is to give Japanese learners and anime/manga fans from all over the world an opportunity to learn Japanese in an enjoyable way, using the anime/manga they enjoy as a gateway to their studies.
Erin's Challenge! I Can Speak Japanese

This website gives the opportunity to study Japanese through extensive videos and audio, as well as giving the opportunity to experience modern Japanese culture and scenes.
JF Japanese E-Learning Minato

Minato is a Japanese language learning platform provided by the Japan Foundation. A place to learn and meet other like-minded people, expand your understanding and knowledge of Japan, Japanese people, and the Japanese language.

From this portal page, you can access websites providing various resources, learning support and purchase information.