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HSK/YCT Tests

Next HSK and HSKK tests (at-home):

September 25, 2021 (Registration deadline: September 10)

October 30, 2021 (Registration deadline: October 15)

The UB Confucius Institute plans to administer online, at-home tests for HSK and HSKK in fall 2021. Since seating is limited, first priority will be given to students and alumni affiliated with the University at Buffalo, the UB Confucius Institute, and local K-12 schools. Second priority will go to students who have an immediate need for a test result (e.g., for scholarship applications, graduation requirements, etc.).

Please email ubci@buffalo.edu before registering and paying for an HSK or HSKK test. In your email, describe your connection to UB, UBCI, or a local school, or your immediate need to take the test, if applicable. The registration deadline for at-home tests is two weeks (Beijing time) before the actual test date!

WHEN YOU REGISTER, YOU MUST UPLOAD A PHOTO OF YOURSELF. If you do not have a photo uploaded into the system before the registration deadline,  you will not be allowed to take the test on that date. Some students have had difficulty uploading photos with their registrations. Please register early, and email ubci@buffalo.edu if you  have any difficulties.

Note that you must also pay for the test through the University at Buffalo, not the testing center. 

Click here for important technology requirements, regulations and instructions for the at-home HSK and HSKK tests.

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About HSK, HSKK and YCT

HSK (Hanyu shuiping kaoshi) is an international Chinese language test to measure a student’s ability to communicate in Chinese in daily life, academic and work settings. HSK consists of two independent parts, a written test and an oral test (HSKK). The Youth Chinese Test (YCT) is designed for students at the pre-college level.

HSK is offered on levels 1-6, and YCT on levels 1-4. Students register to take the test on a particular level.

UBCI normally administers HSK and YCT several times a year. The oral test (HSKK), which is required for most Hanban scholarships, is offered on most test dates in conjunction with HSK.

Test administration start times

HSK Levels 2, 4, 6
9:00 am

HSK Levels 1, 3, 5
1:30 pm

HSKK, all levels
4:30 pm

The UB Confucius Institute currently does not have plans to administer YCT and BCT (Business Chinese) tests.