Chinese Proficency Test


The new Chinese Proficiency Test (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).

The new HSK test was launched in an effort to better serve Chinese language learners. The test is the result of coordinated efforts by domestic and foreign experts from different disciplines including Chinese language teaching, linguistics, psychology and educational measurement. The new exam combines the advantages of the original HSK while taking into consideration recent trends in Chinese language training by conducting surveys and making use of the latest findings in international language testing.

Chinese Placement Application

Next Testing Date: October 17, 2020,
Test Location: Craigie Hall D 428, University of Calgary

Registration Deadline for HSK:  October 6, 2020

October 17, 2020 - HSK (Levels 1-6)



Level 1. 

  1:30 p.m.

Level 2.

  9:00 am

Level 3.

  1:30 p.m.

Level 4.

  9:00 am

Level 5.

  1:30 p.m.

Level 6. 

  9:00 am

Application instructions

  • Click the link below to begin
  • Read the information and follow the steps to fill out the form, providing as much information as possible
  • If you have any questions, concerns please contact
  • If you have any technical difficulties completing the online application, please contact

Please note that on the day of the test you will need the following:

  • Valid photo ID
  • Admission card