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HSK Chinese Proficiency Test - Updated 2017/18

The Chinese Proficiency Test, Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (HSK), organized by OCLCI (Hanban), is designed to assess non-native speakers' proficiency in the Chinese Language. It produces a world-recognized qualification useful for your further study, internship/placement, and career development especially in the Chinese speaking community.

The new HSK test only has 1-6 levels now. Chinese 2 students can register themselves to HSK Level 2, Chinese 3 can register to HSK Level 3, Chinese 4/Chinese 5, to HSK Level 4 and above.

HSK Written Sessions 2017/18

Exam Date Deadline for Enrolment
Saturday 10th February 2018

Registration closed

Saturday 21st April 2018

Registration closed

Saturday 9th June 2018

Registration closed

Saturday 1st December 2018

21st November 2018 at 12pm

HSKK Oral Test Sessions 2017/18

Oral Test Date Deadline for Enrolment
Saturday 10th February 2018 registration closed
Saturday 1st December 2018 21st November 2018 at 12pm

Fees 2017/18

Written Exam

Level and

Duration of Exam

Level 1

45 Minutes

Level 2

60 Minutes

Level 3

95 Minutes

Level 4

110 Minutes

Level 5

130 Minutes 

Level 6

140 Minutes

Individual /Public £33 £43 £53 £63 £73 £83
Student £28 £38 £48 £58 £68 £78


Oral Exam

Level   Basic Intermediate Advance
  £35 £45 £55


PLEASE NOTE fees include the correct amount of HSK exam fee plus a £10 enrolment fee

Please be aware we reserve the right to cancel the session within 48 hours of the closing date in case of low enrolment numbers.

Preparing for the HSK

For the information of vocabulary requirements for each level and sample papers at each level, please go to

How to Register

To register for the HSK test you will need to :

  • Complete the online enrolment form and pay online
  • HSK Application form(Please complete your form in capital letters)
  • For students, a photocopy of your student ID should be enclosed
  • 2 recent passport sized photos with your name written on the back , 1 copy of your passport
  • Post to the following address
    The Language Centre
    Humanities Building
    University of Warwick
    CV4 7AL

*Please note, further details regarding the HSK exam will be sent to you closer to the day


The registration fee is non-refundable.