Chinese proficiency tests

The Confucius Institute at Lancaster University is an official UK HSK, HSKK and YCT test centre.

This page provides details of forthcoming test dates, how to register and how to pay for a test.

For further information about HSK please see

Test dates 2018

HSK, HSKK and YCT test dates 2018 (PDF)

How to Register

  1. Click on the following link which will take you to the registration page of the Hanban Chinese Test website: 
  2. Please click the link in the top right-hand corner to register as a "New User" and complete your details as required.
  3. The next step is to click on ‘Test Registration’ button in the menu that runs along the top of the page.
  4. Next, click the button for your  ‘HSK Level ’ and then click the blue ‘Register’ button. 
  5. Complete your details as requested.

Please note that the correct ‘Test Format’ to select is ‘Paper-based Test’ and selecting this option will then allow you to select ‘Lancaster University Confucius Institute’ as your ‘Test Centre’. 

You will need to select your test date.

Finally, you will require either, your Passport number / ID card number / Residence Permit number to register for the test.

If you have any problems please contact

How to Pay

You can pay for language tests on the following link: