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Registration for the HSK Test

As a testing center for the HSK (Chinese Proficiency Test) launched by Hanban, the Confucius Institute at the University of Kentucky (UKCI) will be hosting the HSK Level I to Level VI tests this year.

Test Dates:       Deadline for Registration: Date of Results Announced:
Feb 1, 2015 Jan 5, 2015 Mar 8, 2015
Mar 28, 2015 Mar 1, 2015 Apr 28, 2015
Apr 18, 2015 Mar 22, 2015 May 18, 2015
May 16, 2015 Apr 19, 2015 Jun 16, 2015
Sep 13, 2015 Aug 17, 2015 Oct 13, 2015
Oct 17, 2015 Sep 20, 2015 Nov 17, 2015
Nov 14, 2015 Oct 18, 2015 Dec 14, 2015
Dec 6, 2015 Nov 9, 2015 Jan 6, 2016

Registration and Payment Procedure:

Candidates must register online at:

To pay for the HSK test, please click the button below:

or mail your personal check to:

UK Confucius Institute
c/o Danial Rogers
114 Bradley Hall
Lexington, KY 40506-0058

Test Fees:


Information on HSK (Chinese Proficiency 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 oral test is divided into three levels-- HSK Beginner Level), HSK Intermediate Level), and HSK Advanced Level. During the oral test, test takers’ speeches will be recorded.

Information on HSK Levels

HSK- Level I:
Examination candidates who reach HSK-Level 1 can understand and use simple words and sentences to fulfill specific communication needs and have a foundation for the future study of Chinese.

HSK- Level II:
Examination candidates who reach HSK-Level 2 can communicate simply and directly on daily topics they are familiar with. Level 2 have reached the advanced stage of beginner level.

HSK- Level III:
Examination candidates who reach HSK-Level 3 can complete basic communication tasks in daily life, study and work. If traveling in China, Level 3 can handle most communication tasks they encounter.

HSK- Level IV:
Examination candidates who reach HSK-Level 4 can discuss a relatively wide range of topics in Chinese and are able to communicate with native speakers.

HSK- Level V:
Examination candidates who reach HSK-Level 5 can read Chinese newspapers and magazines, appreciate Chinese films and television, and are able to write and deliver a full speech.

HSK- Level VI:
Examination candidates who reach HSK-Level 6 can easily understand what they read and listen and express themselves fluently in written and oral Chinese.

Information on some related scholarship

Non-native Chinese speakers who take the test with satisfactory scores may be awarded with the 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 (please visit Hanban's website at  for more information on that).