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).


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

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):
Website: www.chinesetest.cn
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 www.chinesetest.cn 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.

Contact us

Confucius Institute
McNally Main 205
Mailing address:
Confucius Institute
Saint Mary's University, 923 Robie Street
B3H 3C3 Halifax, Nova Scotia