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The UB Confucius Institute will administer online, at-home tests on Saturday, December 12.
We can administer tests to a maximum of 10 test takers on that date. First priority will be given to University at Buffalo students and alumni; second priority to students who have an immediate need for a test result (e.g., for scholarship applications, graduation requirements, etc.). We can administer the test to other students if space of available.

Please email UB Confucius Institute Associate Director Ruiyao Wang before registering and paying for an HSK or HSKK test. In your email, describe your connection to UB or UBCI and/or your immediate need to take the test, if applicable.

Click here for important technology requirements, regulations and instructions for taking the at-home HSK and HSKK tests on December 12.

Registration and payment instructions are below. Information about technical requirements and test procedures will be available shortly.

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Reminder: Please only submit payment after you have registered successfully for a test.

HSK Registration Manual

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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 several times a year in conjunction with HSK.

Test administration start times

HSK Levels 2, 4, 6
8:30 am

HSK Levels 1, 3, 5
1:00 pm

HSKK, all levels
4:30 pm

YCT & BCT (when offered)
8:30 am

2020 examination dates at UB

Tests are normally scheduled in 206 Baldy Hall on the University at Buffalo North Campus. Click here for a map showing Baldy Hall.  Baldy Hall is building 7, marked with a yellow note.

Results of most tests are sent approximately one month after the test date.

Registration deadlines refer to Beijing time

Saturday, March 7 (HSK only)
Registration deadline: February 26

Cancelled Saturday, April 11 (HSK and HSKK)
Registration deadline: April 1

Cancelled Saturday, October 17 (HSK and HSKK)
Registration deadline: October 7

Saturday, December 12 (HSK and HSKK)
At-home test only
Registration deadline: November 25


Due to the pandemic, the Confucius Institute does not plan to administer YCT or BCT tests at UB in 2020.