The HSK is a globally run standardised test of Chinese language proficiency for non-native speakers. Whether you are seeking to ensure eligibility for scholarships to study in China or to gain an advantage in the job market or a related academic field, an HSK pass will serve you well. Of course, many learners also simply find an exam to be an excellent source of motivation!
Our Institute usually offers opportunities for candidates to sit the HSK and HSKK (oral) exams in March, May and December each year; however, due to the continuing pandemic, we have not been able to run our usual HSK and HSKK schedule in the first half of 2021.
Working with the Chinese Testing Centre (CTI), we are delighted to announce that our Institute will continue to offer opportunities for interested candidates to sit Online HSK (Home Edition) Exams from March 2021. The next home edition exam will take place on Saturday, 5 June 2021.
Please visit our Online HSK (Home Edition) Exams page for more details. The registration deadline is Friday, 21 May 2021.
Introduction to HSK
Please view this short video to learn more about this global exam and read on for detailed information on the various levels and FAQs.
If you are interested in working or studying in China or in applying for a Confucius Institute Scholarship in the future, then HSK, the Chinese Proficiency Certificate, is of interest to you.
A comprehensive guide to your HSK and HSKK exams at the Confucius Institute for Scotland.
HSK Levels 1-6 Explained
HSK is conducted at six levels running from 1-6. Please see the detailed information sheet outlining the examination standard for each level.
HSKK Levels Basic-Advanced Explained
HSK Speaking Test (HSKK) assesses the test takers’ oral Chinese abilities. HSKK consists of three levels, HSKK (Beginner level), HSKK (Intermediate level) and HSKK (Advanced level). HSKK is conducted in a format of audio recording. Please see detailed information for each HSKK level.
HSK and HSKK REGISTRATION
We are introducing a new simple 2-step online registration procedure for HSK and HSKK exam candidates to register for HSK and HSKK exams.
Step One: Register your exams at Chinese Testing International website
Please follow this HSK and HSKK Registration Guide and register your exams accordingly.
Step Two: Make exam payments via the University of Edinburgh’s ePay website.
Note: HSK Online (Home Edition) Exams make Admission tickets and exam reports available through the candidate’s own CTI account. If you have any issues retrieving your admission ticket or accessing the pdf version of your exam report, please contact our exams team directly on firstname.lastname@example.org.