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Confucius Institute

Manchester Test centre is up and running

28 February 2017

In the last two years, the Confucius Institute Manchester has increased its efforts to raise the profile of Chinese language teaching and learning within a recognised accredited framework.

Test centre

From October 2011, The Confucius Institute at the University of Manchester has been an official HSK Test Centre for the HSK Department of the National Office for Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language of the People's Republic of China (Hanban). The move into new premises in September 2016 meant that we are now in the position to offer online testing facilities as well as traditional paper based tests.

The HSK (Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi) test is China's only official test of Chinese language proficiency for non-native speakers. It is open to foreign students, overseas Chinese, and members of ethnic minority groups in China, and provides the global standard for Chinese language proficiency from beginner to advanced level. It provides a concrete demonstration of your ability to prospective employers, foreign institutions and other international organisations. The test is administered by Hanban, a non-government organization affiliated with the Ministry of Education of the Chinese government. Our online facilities will allow our students to have more time to register and to receive their exam results quicker.

The next set of examinations at Manchester Confucius Institute will be held on the following date:

Paper test:
Saturday, 20th May (HSK 1-6 and HSKK Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced)
The deadline for registration and payment is one month before each exam.

Online test:
Sunday, 19th March
The deadline for registration and payment is 10 days before each exam.

Once the HSK has been passed, there are several study in China options that you may be eligible to apply for. Please visit our CI Scholarship web page for more information.  

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