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Chinese Proficiency Test (HSK) in May 2013 at the Confucius Institute

14 Mar 2013

HSK4 and HSK5 will be held on 5 May and HSK all levels will be held on 12 May.

The Confucius Institute is pleased to announce that the Chinese Proficiency Test (HSK) will once again be taking place at the University.

This year, all levels of the examination will be held on 12 May. However, in addition, on 5 May we will also be holding exams for HSK 4 and HSK 5 only. Therefore, students wishing to sit the HSK 4 or HSK 5 have the choice of either 5 or 12 of May.

The Application deadline for 12 May examination is 4pm on Friday, 12 April. The deadline for 5 May examinations (HSK 4 & 5 only) will be Friday, 5 April.

Applications received after the deadline will not be processed. As places are limited, early registration is recommended. The exact test time and venue will be confirmed by email at a later date.


Level 1


Level 2


Level 3


Level 4


Level 5


Level 6


Oral Beginner


Oral Intermediate


Oral Advance


How to register

To register for the HSK test, you will need to go to:

You will then need to:

  • Provide a photocopy of your passport or your student ID
  • Pay your examination fees are via our University E-store.

Students having registered and paid for the HSK exam are offered one HSK mock exam at the Confucius Institute at the University of Manchester free of charge one week before the exam. Please note, for students taking the HSK 4 or HSK 5 on 5 May the mock examination will be held on 4 May.

If you would like to know more information about the HSK exam, you could download an information pack and past papers online at:


If you have any further enquiries, please contact: