The Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) is a test conducted by the Japan Foundation to give learners of Japanese Language an international recognition. It is offered in 5 levels with N5 being the lowest and N1 is the highest.
The exam is conducted globally in 286 centres on the same day every year which is on the 1st Sunday of July and 1st Sunday of December. In Malaysia, we have 5 centres; KL, Penang, Ipoh, Kota Kinabalu and the latest edition, since 2011, in Johor Bahru at UTM. The exam fees are RM150 for N1 toN3 and RM110 for N4 and N5.
Japanese companies in Malaysia are inclined to offer jobs to students with N5 and N4 JLPT level. Starting 5 years ago, Japanese companies in Japan have started to offer jobs to our students especially those with N3. To date, we have 30 of our graduates working in Japan and we expect this number to grow.
The JLPT certificate also gives an added advantage to students in getting scholarships to further studies in Japan.
This year 263 candidates sat for the JLPT exam at UTM. We have candidates from Korea, Indonesia, China and Singapore. This exam has put UTM in the global JLPT map.