List of Japanese Language Certificates Accepted by Immigration

The rules for Japanese student visas are changing.
 
Before we continue we would like to share the following
 
Disclaimer:
 
We do NOT provide student visa support at our school. But we would like to cover this issue as it affects many of the spouses and partners of our students.
 
  • If you need a student visa – we cannot help you apply for one.
  • We cannot support your visa and this information is for education purposes only.
  • If you have questions related to visas; please contact the Japanese Immigration Bureau.

This information is subject to change.

NEW Japanese Skill Rule for Student Visas and List of Accepted Certificates

 
Due to the Covid-19 situation, there are new visa requirements in Japan.
 
There is one new required document that people are unaware of / unsure about.
 
For most applicants applying to become a full-time student in Japan at a university:
 
You will need to have taken 150 hours of language study or equivalent.
 
Here is a list of accepted certificates that Japanese immigration will consider sufficient:

1. Japanese Language Proficiency Test / JLPT / 日本語能力試験
https://www.jlpt.jp/

2. Business Japanese Test / BJT / ビジネス日本語能力テスト
https://www.kanken.or.jp/bjt/
3. JETRO Listening and Reading Comprehension Test / JLRT聴読解テスト
4. J.TEST実用日本語検定
http://j-test.jp/
5. 日本語NAT-TEST
http://www.nat-test.com/
6. Standard Test for Business Japanese / STBJ標準ビジネス日本語テスト
https://www.ajlea.net/
7. TOPJ実用日本語運用能力試験
https://www.topj-test.org/
8. Certificate of Japanese as a Foreign Language / J-CERT生活・職能日本語検定
https://www.j-cert.org/
9. Japanese Language Capability Test / JLCT外国人日本語能力検定
http://jlct.jp/
10. Practical Japanese Communication Bridge / PCJB / 実践日本語コミュニケーション検定ブリッジ
https://www.sikaku.gr.jp/c/pjc/
11. Japanese Proficiency Test / JPT日本語能力試験
http://exam.ybmnet.co.kr/jpt/japan/