The Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT)

The Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT)

JLPT is the official language skill test for non-native Japanese language learners. Høgskolesenteret i Kongsvinger collaborates with Japan Foundation in Japan and the Embassy of Japan in Norway to offer the JLPT in Norway from December, 2020.

The test will be held at Høgskolesenteret i Kongsvinger on 6th December, 2020 (Sunday). Below you will find information about the registration process, and the application period is August 10th – October 15th. For applicants with special requirements, the application deadline is October 8th.

On the test day, the test will be conducted between 12:00-16:30, please stay updated on this site for more detailed information regarding this.

Registration procedure:

Download application forms and test guides:

Application form A

Application form B

Application form C

Fill in and return all three forms according to the test guide along with a recent picture of yourself to

You will receive an invoice with a 1-week payment deadline for the “Test level” you choose:

Test level N1: NOK 800,-
Test level N2: NOK 750,-
Test level N3: NOK 700,-
Test level N4: NOK 650,-
Test level N5: NOK 600,-

It is also possible to purchase a physical copy of the test guide for NOK 100,- which will be sent per mail. Order testguide here

Please note that paid fees are non-refundable (with the exception of cancellation of the test due to the ongoing pandemic).

After payment is completed, you will receive an email with a test voucher.

Bring the test voucher and valid ID containing a picture on the test day.

Please note that all candidates travelling from abroad are responsible for upholding any rules set by The Norwegian Government related to the COVID-19 pandemic including required quarantine. In order to take the test, documentation on completed quarantine will be requested on the day of the test. For payments from other countries please use IBAN: NO8718220742993 and SWIFT CODE: SHEDNO22  

Location for the test:

Høgskolesenteret i Kongsvinger
Strandvegen 3

2212 Kongsvinger

Upon entering the main entrance, details about room numbers will be available.

From Gardermoen airport, 1 hour+ is estimated by car, 1 hour 39 min by train (normally 1 train per 2 hours, please check the schedule).

From Kongsvinger trainstation, it is estimated to take 15-20 min by walking to our facilities.

From Vinger Hotel, it is estimated to take 30 min by walking to our facilities.

From Festningen hotel & resort, it is estimated to take 30 min by walking to our facilities.

Practical information:

Drinks can be purchased in the building, but not food. Several places/restaurants are within 5 min walk where warm food is served.

There is not sufficient time to go outside to buy food during the test breaks, and food is not allowed during the test, so please prepare accordingly.

Bring pencil (not pen) for the test day as it is necessary to fill out the test forms during the test. Eraser and pencil sharpeners are also allowed, but all other items and equipment are not allowed  during the test.

Please refer to for sample questions for the test.

More practical information about the test day will be provided later.

After the test:

Test participants will receive a score letter and results by the end of February, 2021. If the test was passed, there will also be a certificate for the level passed.

Terms for JLPT and Høgskolesenteret i Kongsvinger:

By applying for JLPT test at Høgskolesenteret i Kongsvinger, you agree to us being the data handler of the submitted information. The collected information will be used for purposes only related to JLPT, and will be erased 5 years after the test is completed. The collected data will be sent to Japan Foundation in Japan.

Welcome to Kongsvinger for Norway’s first JLPT, good luck with the preparations!


des 06 2020


Application deadline October 15, 2020
12:00 - 16:30