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HSK Testing

Register for the 2019 HSK and HSKK Tests!

What is the HSK & HSKK Test?  

HSK is a standardized international Chinese language proficiency test for assessing non-native Chinese speakers' competence in the Chinese language for the purposes of academic pursuit and Chinese language use in daily and working environments. It consists of a written test and an oral test. The written test is divided into six levels--HSK (level I), HSK (level II), HSK (level III), HSK (level IV), HSK (level V), and HSK (level VI). The HSK speaking test is divided into three levels-- Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Level. During the HSK speaking test, test takers’ speeches will be recorded. 

Scholarship Information

Non-native Chinese speakers who take the test with satisfactory scores may be awarded with Confucius Institute Scholarships from Hanban. Winners will be granted scholarships to study in China for one academic year, one semester or one month respectively, or take a special MA program. Learn more here.

Payment Information

Online payment through TCSOL is currently under repair. For information regarding payment, please contact Danhua Zhang at



Cost Options

HSK Level Test Cost
  • Level 1 = $20
  • Level 2 = $30
  • Level 3 = $40
  • Level 4 = $50
  • Level 5 = $60
  • Level 6 = $70
HSKK Level Test Cost
  • Level 1= $20
  • Level 2= $30
  • Level 3= $40

Candidates must register online at: before scheduling a test date with UK Confucius Institute.

HSK 2019 Online Testing Schedule

Test Date Registration Deadline Result Date
Feb. 24 Feb. 14 Mar. 10
Mar. 23  Mar. 13  Apr. 8 
May 26 May 16 June 11
Oct. 13
Oct. 3 
Oct. 28










HSKK 2019 Online Testing Schedule

Test Date Registration Deadline Result Date
Feb. 24 Feb. 14 Mar. 10
May 26 May 16 June 11
Oct. 13 Oct. 3 Oct. 28






Need some HSK Practice? Enroll in our Tutoring Course

This intensive preparation course is designed for HSK Exam candidates to help them achieve higher scores on the HSK, which is comprised of the Elementary Level (Level 1-2) and the Intermediate Level (Level 3-4). This course presents information pertinent to all aspects of the HSK: test structure, test regulations, test registration, and an explanation of test scoring. The course will also focus on improving student ability with regard to five aspects: speaking, listening, reading and writing, and enhancing students' exam skills and strategies through analysis and explanation of mock exam practice. 

Time: Six Class Sessions, 2017 Fall TBA 

Location: TBD 

Cost: UK Students: Free 

          UK Faculty and Senior Citizens: $60 

          Community: $120