Chinese Language Proficiency Test

Introduction to HSK

HSK (Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi) is a standardized international Chinese language proficiency test for non-native Chinese speakers for the purposes of academic pursuit as well as daily and working environment Chinese application. The new HSK test was launched by Hanban in an effort to better serve Chinese language learners. The test score can be used as criteria for studying in China and it serves as a must-have qualification when applying for scholarships and summer camp.


  • Measures effectiveness of the Chinese training program
  • Works to assess appropriate course level
  • Is a great resume addition
  • Examinees with high scores may be awarded with the “Chinese Test Scholarship”

The new HSK consists of two independent parts: written test and oral test. The written test is comprised of six levels from HSK-Level 1 to HSK-Level 6. The oral test is divided into three levels: HSK (Basic), HSK (Elementary-Intermediate), and HSK (Advanced). The candidates’ on-site performance will be recorded. All HSK certificates are issued by the National Commission of Chinese Proficiency Test, which is under the Chinese Ministry of Education.

For more help, view HSK Test Guidance for Students.

Miami University is authorized by China's Ministry of Education to offer standardized Chinese language tests, including Chinese Proficiency Tests (HSK). HSK tests are held each year at Confucius Institute Miami University.

For more information, please visit: or contact Lan Li at or 513-529-8665.