HSK Chinese Test

Collaborating with the Chinese program in the Department of Asian and Slavic Languages and literatures, Confucius Institute at the University of Iowa will start offering HSK Internet-based tests.

What is HSK?

HSK is an international standardized Chinese language test to measure the ability of non-native Chinese speakers to communicate in Chinese in daily lives, academic and working settings.

HSK student manual in Chinese and English

Chinese test brochure

Internet-based test for test takers(English)

Why take the HSK test? Chinese tests help you study in China, apply for scholarship and summer camp, build your career and test your Chinese language proficiency. For more information, please visit www.cis.chinese.cn

2016 Test schedule

Testing center: Confucius Institute at the University of Iowa (UICI美国爱荷华大学孔子学院)

Test date and times: HSK Level 1-6—April 16th and November 12th, 2016

Level1 13:30pm-2:10pm
Level2 9:00am-9:55am
Level3 13:30pm-15:00pm
Level4 9:00am-10:45am
Level5 13:30pm-15:35pm
Level6 9:00am-11:20am

Testing location: 120 Phillips Hall (Language Media Center), The University of Iowa, Iowa City, 52242.

Deadline to register: To have the test on April 16th, please register online by April 6th. To have the test on November 12th, please register online by November 2nd.  

Registration procedure

Register online at www.chinesetest.cn and pay the fee online before the deadline of registration.  Please see registration fee in the table below:

levels USD RMB
1 20 150
2 30 250
3 40 350
4 50 450
5 60 550
6 70 650

Please print the admission ticket and bring it together with your ID to the test center.

Score report: You could find your score at www.chinesetest.cn 30 days after the test date using the admission ticket number and name. You could get the score report with your admission ticket at the test center.

Important update: Starting October 1st, 2015, HSK score is valid for two years. 

For more information and HSK simulation and practice, please email xi-ma@uiowa.edu / Confucius@uiowa.edu, call 319-335-0159 or fax 319-335-0280.