HSK and YCT Testing (Chinese Proficiency Testing)

HSK and YCT Testing (Chinese Proficiency Testing)

The Confucius Institute at Coventry University is an official HSK Test Centre. We offer students and members of the public the ability to take HSK and YCT exams at our institute.

Our Mandarin Chinese courses are mapped to HSK levels, which you can find more about on our Mandarin Language Courses page.


The HSK (Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi) is an internationally recognised examination designed to assess the Chinese language proficiency of non-native speakers to communicate in Chinese in daily lives, academic and work settings. The exams test a variety of language skills including writing, listening and reading. Coventry University supports all levels of HSK, from 1 to 6.

Exam dates:
  • Registration deadline date: 18 May 2020
    Test date - 14 June 2020
    (The test on 14 June 2020 has been cancelled because of the Covid-19 epidemic.)

  • Registration deadline date: 9 November 2020
  • Test date - 6 December 2020

The Confucius Institute also offers a range of other tests:


The HSK Speaking exam focused on oral capability.


The YCT (Youth Chinese Test) is an international standardised Chinese language test to examine non-native primary and secondary school students’ ability to apply Chinese language in their studies and daily lives.


The BCT (Business Chinese Test) is aimed at those intending to use Chinese in a business environment.

To find out more please contact confuciusinstitute@coventry.ac.uk

Register for an exam

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