HSK courses and examinations


Bespoke training courses

We offer bespoke HSK training course for those who wish to get specialised learning and support before sitting your exam.

HSK Training Course

HSK and YCT testing

The Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi HSK test (or Chinese Proficiency Test) is China’s only standardised test of standard Chinese language proficiency or Mandarin language proficiency for non-native speakers. It approximates to the English equivalent which is the TOEFL.

The HSK test is administered by Hanban. Goldsmiths Confucius Institute is currently registered as one of the official HSK Testing Centres in the UK as well as the ONLY testing centre in London to offer e-testing (HSK, HSKK, YCT, BCT).

How to register

Please refer to these steps to register for HSK:

Step 1: Register online at at the Chinese Test website and send confirmation email to confucius-chinesetests (

Step 2: Then make payment for exam via the relevant eventbrite page:

HSK Test -

HSK E-Test -

HSKK Test -

YCT Test -

Step 3: on Eventbrite, select your test date and payment (and any postage fee) and complete transaction

Step 4: You will receive an email confirmation of payment and registration. Please keep a copy of your eventbrite confirmation as receipt of payment and double check you details and status on the Chinese Test website. 

Any questions regarding HSK, please email confucius-chinesetests ( or call 0207 717 2524.


In addition to the exam fees, there is an administration fee of £10. 

If you wish your certificate to be posted to you, then there is a postage fee of £3 (UK) or £10 (International) 

The exam fees are as follows:


LevelExam Fee
Level 1 £10
Level 2 £20
Level 3 £30
Level 4 £40
Level 5 £50
Level 6 £60


LevelExam Fee
Elementary £15
Intermediate £25
Advanced £35


LevelExam Fee
Level 1 £5
Level 2 £10
Level 3 £20
Level 4 £25
Oral £10


All the fees are non-refundable.

Any changes (level and exam date) before the official (HSK) deadline can be processed. However we can only change level and/or exam date ONCE without extra charge.

No changes can be processed after the registration deadline. 


HSK tests for levels 2/4/6 will start at 9am.

HSK tests for levels 1/3/5 will start at 1:30pm.

Students can come to our office up to 15 minutes in advance.

Location: 17 Laurie Grove, New Cross, London SE14 6NH

Dates and times 2017

Find your deadlines for regestration and payment as well as the results announcement dates for the following exam dates below.

Exam date

Registration deadline

E-test results date**

Paper test results date**


Paper Test

Sat 14th January 2017

17th December 2016

3rd January 2017

6th February 2017

21st February 2017*

Sun 12th February

1st February

15th January

27th February

3rd March

Sun 19th March

8th March

19th February

3rd April

19th April

Sat 22nd April

11th April

25th March

8th May

22nd May

Sat 20th May

9th May

22nd April

5th June

20th June

Sun 11th June

31st May

14th May

26th June

11th July

Sat 15th July

4th July

17th June

31st July

15th August

Sat 12th August

1st August

15th July

28th August

12th September

Sun 17th September

6th September

20th August

2nd October

17th October

Sun 15th October

4th October

17th September

30th October

15th November

Sat 11th November

31st October

14th October

27th November

11th December

Sun 3rd December

22nd November

5th November

18th December

3rd January 2018

*The result announcement will be delayed by one week due to Spring Festival Holiday



Dates and times 2017

Exam date

Registration & payment deadline

Results announcement date**

Sun 13th February

15th January

13th March

Sun 19th March

19th February

19th April

Sat 20th May

22nd April

20th June

Sun 15th October

17th September

15th November

Sun 3rd December

5th November

3rd January 2018


Dates and times 2017

Exam dates

Registration & payment deadline

Results announcement date**


Paper Test

Mon 14th January

3rd January 2017

17th December 2016

14th February 2017

Sat 18th March

7th March

18th February

18th April

Sat 13th May

2nd May

15th April

13th June

Sat 18th November

7th November

21st October

18 December

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. How do I register for HSK/HSKK/YCT test successfully?

Please follow the steps under the "How to Register" section above and complete all the actions. Once all of them are complete, you wil have registered successfully. 

2. How do I find out the dates and deadlines for the exams?

All the dates and deadlines for the exams are displayed above. All tests are on a weekend (either Saturday or Sunday) Paper test and e-test now have the same deadline for registration. 

3. What’s the difference between paper test and e-test?

The difference between them is that the former is done on paper while the computer-based one is conducted on the computer. If you choose the e-test, when you finish one part, you can’t go back to see it or change the answer again

4. Is there a Pinyin input method in the computer?

Yes, there is. When you need to input Chinese characters during the exam, it will show you the input methods on the website which you can choose one you prefer.

5. What do I need to bring to the exam?

You need to print your admission ticket within 3 days before the test date, and bring your ID or passport, the same one you used to register for HSK. Candidates who are going to take the paper test, please bring pencils and eraser.

6. What should I do after registering on the website?

 You should send an e-mail to telling us that you have registered. After registering you will still need to pay for your exam before the registration deadline to sit your requested exam.

7. Could I change the exam date after the registration?

 You can change the exam date only before the registration deadline.

8. What’s the price of HSK/ HSKK/ YCT test?

You can find the prices for all tests on the HSK page above. 

9. How do I pay for HSK/ HSKK/ YCT test?

To pay, you need to go to the relevant eventbrite page and pay for the test and date you wish to sit the exam. you can also pay for any postage of your certificates at the same time. 

10. Can I get a refund if I can’t take the exam?

 All the fees are non-refundable.

11. What time do I need to arrive at the test room?

On the exam day, please come to our office about 15 minutes earlier than the test time and then we will lead you to the test room. Our office is located at 17 Laurie Grove, New Cross, SE14 6NH, London

12. What will happen if I am late for the test?

If you are late by more than 15 minutes, your examination will be cancelled.

13. When will I receive my results? 

Results for HSK e-test and HSK paper test will be pulished separately two weeks (e-test) and one month (paper test) after the exam date. All your results can be checked on . You just need to log in and type in your admission ticket series number and then you will be able to see your result.

14. When will I receive my certificate?

Normally your certificate arrives in our office two months after the exam you sit. When it arrives in our office, you can either collect from our office (17 Laurie Grove) or we can post this to you. UK postage fee is £3 and International is £10.