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HSK/YCT Tests

Next HSK and HSKK tests (at-home) on March 13, 2021

The UB Confucius Institute plans to administer online, at-home tests for HSK and HSKK in spring 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.

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

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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 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 tests. We hope it might be possible to administer these tests in person in fall 2021.

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.