HSK (Chinese proficiency test)
Find out more about the HSK Chinese proficiency test and how to register to take the test.
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 also 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.
As of October 2011, The Confucius Institute at the University of Manchester is 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 New HSK comprises six levels:
- Levels 1, 2 and 3 are entrance-level examinations that correspond to our basic level courses.
- Levels 4, 5 and 6 correspond to our intermediate and advanced level courses.
HSK examinations 2017
Our next set of paper based examinations will be held on the following date;
- Sunday 10 September 2017 (Paper based test HSK 5 only)
- Sunday 10 September 2017 (Online test HSK 1-6 - please note places are very limited for online testing and we allocate places according to registration date)
- Sunday 3 December 2017 (HSK 1-6 and HSKK Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced)
The deadline for registration and payment is one month before each exam.
Further details for the December 2017 exams are below.
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We recommend that students sign up for one of our HSK preparation courses for help with exam technique and to increase their chances of success.