Confucius Institute

HSK Centre

The HSK is an international standardized exam that tests and rates Chinese language proficiency. It assesses non-native Chinese speakers’ abilities in using the Chinese language in their daily, academic and professional lives. HSK consists of six levels, namely the HSK (level I), HSK (level II), HSK (level III), HSK (level IV), HSK (level V), and HSK (level VI).

For people who want to take HSK IV or higher level test, you must follow the following official schedule to register before the deadline. Anyone who wants to take the HSK  III or lower level,  can reach us to arrange a HSK test anytime, which means that you don't have to stick to the following official HSK schedule.

2018 Official Chinese Proficiency Test (HSK) Schedule

Test Dates Registration Deadline Date of Results Announced Status
20th Jan. 24th Dec, 2017 10th Jan. 5th Feb.  Closed
3rd Feb.   24th Jan. 26th Feb.  Closed
11th Feb. 15th Jan. 1st Feb. 5th Mar.  Closed
24th Mar. 25th Feb.  14th Mar. 9th Apr.  Closed
22nd Apr. 26th Mar. 12th Apr. 7th May.  Closed
19th May. 22nd Apr.  9th May. 4th Jun.  Closed
27th May.   17th May. 11th Jun.  Closed
10th Jun. 14th May. 31st May. 25th Jun.  Closed
23th Jun.   13th Jun. 9th Jul.  Closed
14th Jul. 17th Jun. 4th Jul. 30th Jul.  Closed
22nd Jul.   12th Jul. 6th Aug.  Closed
5th Aug.   26th Jul. 20th Aug.  Closed
18th Aug. 22nd Jul.  8th Aug. 3rd Sept.  Closed
16th Sep. 20th Aug. 6th Sep. 1st Oct.  Closed
14th Oct. 17th Sep. 4th Oct. 29th Oct.  Open
27th Oct.   17th Oct. 12th Nov.  Open
10th Nov. 14th Oct. 31st Oct. 26th Nov.  Open
25th Nov.   15th Nov. 10th Dec.  Open
2nd Dec. 5th Nov. 22nd Nov. 17th Dec.  Open


2018 Official Chinese Speaking Proficiency Test (HSKK) Schedule

Test Dates Registration Deadline Date of Results Announced Status
11th Feb. 16th Jan. 1st Feb. 18th Mar.   Closed
24th Mar. 25th Feb. 14th Mar. 24th Apr.   Closed
19th May. 22nd Apr. 9th May. 19th Jun.   Closed
14th Jul. 17th Jun. 4th Jul. 14th Aug.   Closed
14th Oct. 17th Sep. 4th Oct. 14th Nov.   Open
2nd Dec. 5th Nov. 22nd Nov. 2nd Jan. 2019   Open


  1. The Saint Mary’s University (SMU) HSK Test Centeris located at the Confucius Institute at SMU.
  2. To learn more about the HSK test (structures, test samples etc.) please visit

Test Fee

Level Fee  (CAD)
HSK Level    I 20
HSK Level    II 30
HSK Level    III 40
HSK Level    IV 50
HSK Level    V 60
HSK Level    VI 70

Note: The full fee has to be paid before the Registration Deadline. Otherwise, the registration is invalid.

Instruction For Taking The HSK Test

1. Registration - There are two ways for test takers to choose

a) On-site registration:
Location: Confucius Institute, McNally Main 205, Saint Mary’s University, 923 Robie Street, Halifax NS
  • (12:00am~ 1:00pm, Tuesday and 3:00pm~4:00pm, Thursday)
You are required to bring:
  • A valid photo ID card
  • photos (e-photo: under 100kb in jpg format or two paper photos: 40mm*30mm, recently taken, white background, shows head and shoulder)
b) Online Registration (recommended):
Please fill in the information required according to the instructions on the website.


2. Admission Ticket - (the test level, time, site, requirements will show on the admission card)

There are two ways to get the admission ticket:
  • The test taker can print the test admission ticket on his/her own:  Log on the registration website to print the test admission ticket
  • Pick up the test admission ticket at the SMU HSK test center

3. On the HSK Test Day

The test taker must bring:
  • Admission ticket
  • A  valid original photo ID card (the one when used for registration)

4. Check the Test Result

Please log on with the admission number and name to check the test result one month after the test day.

5. Pick up Test Report

The test taker has to pick up their Test Report at the SMU HSK Test Center.