Started from being a Testing Center for JLPT, Mindanao Kokusai Daigaku is proud to be the host institution now for the whole Mindanao region!

Considering that every year, students and all other Mindanawons have been showing increasing interest in Nihongo, the Japan Foundation Manila has officially lifted the status of MKD from once a Testing Center into a Host Institution starting July of 2015. This is a great opportunity for every examinee in the region enabling easier access to details and information.

The Japanese-Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) is an internationally accredited language examination conducted both in Japan and outside Japan to evaluate and certify the language proficiency of primarily non-native speakers of Japanese.


As opposed to the previous years’ once-a-year exams, The Japan Foundation Manila (JFM) has announced that the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) now goes twice-a-year here in the Philippines!

Now there are reasons for more chances to take the exam, whether you like it earlier (July) or later (December). The first July test for this year will be held on Sunday (July 3, 2016), simultaneously in three different test sites – De La Salle University in Manila, University of San Carlos Talamban Campus in Cebu City, and at the MINDANAO KOKUSAI DAIGAKU IN DAVAO CITY.

The JLPT is the world’s largest-scale Japanese-language test and is administered worldwide, by The Japan Foundation in cooperation with other cultural exchange/educational institutions, in order to evaluate and certify the Japanese language proficiency of non-native speakers.

The application procedure as well as detailed information will be posted on The Japan Foundation, Manila’s (JFM) website (www.jfmo.org.ph).

Key Points of JLPT

The test places importance on a learner’s knowledge of the Japanese language including vocabulary and grammar; and, in the competence in using the knowledge in practical communication.

The test measures 1) through a section called “Language Knowledge (Vocabulary/Grammar)” and 2) through two sections called “Reading” and “Listening.” The combination of these sections comprehensively measures Japanese communicative competence.

The test has five (5) levels – N1, N2, N3, N4 and N5. The number of levels allows examinees to select a suitable test level. Examinees should be careful in choosing the level which best corresponds to their Japanese-language proficiency/ability and classroom training.

N1 – The ability to understand Japanese used in a variety of circumstances. It is designed to measure slightly more advanced abilities.

N2 – The ability to understand Japanese used in everyday situations, and in a variety of circumstances to a certain degree.

N3 – The ability to understand Japanese used in everyday situations to a certain degree.

N4 – The ability to understand basic Japanese.

N5 – The ability to understand some basic Japanese.

Application Procedure

Application forms will be available from July 27 (Wednesday) at the Cashier, 2nd Floor of MKD Building. Writable JLPT Application Form can also be downloaded online.

Examination Fees in full are to be paid upon submission of duly accomplished forms with two (2) prescribed photos, as scheduled below:

8 March – 7 April (10:00 a.m.-12:00 noon / 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.) Monday thru Friday

N1 and N2 – Php 1,100.00 / N3, N4 and N5 – Php 1,000.00


Test Day

The JLPT Test Voucher and Valid ID Card are required to be presented on the TEST Day (Sunday, 2 July 2017).

Mongol Lead 2 Pencil is recommended in answering the examination.

Announcement of Results

Successful examinees will be issued Certificates of Japanese-Language Proficiency by October 2017.

All examinees will receive a Score Report.

Results will be available on JLPT Worldwide Official Website by end of August 2017.

Updates under MKD – JLPT Host Institution

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