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The University at Buffalo Confucius Institute is no longer planning to offer HSK, HSKK, or other Chinese language tests.

If you would like to take an online HSK or HSKK test at home, you can email, and we can recommend a test center at a collaborating Confucius Institute or China Center in the U.S.

Or you can visit the Chinese Test Center to find a U.S.-based test center and register.


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.