HSK Test Centre
The London Confucius Institute at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) is an official test centre in the United Kingdom for the Chinese Proficiency Tests.
The Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (HSK) is an official examination designed to assess the Chinese language proficiency of non-native speakers from beginners to advanced Level (divided in levels 1-6). It is an internationally recognised standard in assessing your Chinese language level and the result can be used to apply for Confucius Institute Scholarship (CIS). It is also accepted by universities in China as proof of Chinese proficiency. The HSK tests include writing, listening and reading skills.
The Hanyu Shuiping Kouyu Kaoshi (HSKK) is the oral exam and focuses on oral capability. The HSKK is divided into three different levels: Elementary, Intermediate, and Advanced.
We also offer YCT (Youth Chinese Test) and BCT (Business Chinese Test) exams. Please contact us for further details.
Need help preparing for the exams? We offer a range of classes to help you prepare for the HSK and HSKK exams.
HSK Exam Duration, Vocabulary and Score
|Level||Duration||Vocabulary(words)||Total Score||Passing Score|
|HSK Level 1||40 minutes||150||200||120|
|HSK Level 2||55 minutes||300||200||120|
|HSK Level 3||90 minutes||600||300||180|
|HSK Level 4||105 minutes||1200||300||180|
|HSK Level 5||125 minutes||2500||300||180|
|HSK Level 6||140 minutes||5000||300||180|
HSKK (oral) Exam Duration and Score
|Level||Duration||Total Score||Passing Score|
|HSKK Elementary||17 minutes||100||60|
|HSKK Intermediate||21 Minutes||100||60|
|HSKK Advanced||25 minutes||100||60|
Chinese Scholarships and HSK Exam
Confucius Institute Scholarship applicants must present good HSK and HSKK exam results. Detailed requirements (up to September 2014) as below:
|MA in International Education||Level 5, score 180+||Intermediate level, score 60+|
|One year scholarship||Level 3, score 180+||Elementary level, score 60+|
|One term scholarship||Level 2, score 120+||Elementary level, score 60+|