Online HSK (Home Edition)

The Confucius Institute at Saint Mary;s University is offering interested candidates new opportunities to take the HSK Chinese language proficiency exams online at home. The Online HSK (Home Edition) Exams will take place.

If you are interested in sitting this exam, please read the following instructions carefully and register for the exam 20 days prior to the exam date.

Pre-registration Checklist

  1. Please confirm that you will sit this exam from a Canada address – candidates outside of the Canada unfortunately cannot sit this exam with our test centre.
  2. Please confirm that the PC or laptop you will use for your exam(s) has a Windows (7/10) operating system. The exam software is not designed to run on Apple OS or IOS devices and so we only recommend using Windows devices.
  3. Please check that the display resolution of your screen is at least 1440×900 (you can find the setting in “Display settings” on your computer).
  4. Please confirm that the PC or laptop you will use for your exam(s) is equipped with a webcam above 0.3MP.
  5. During the online exam, you will require a second device with a camera and internet connection (e.g. a mobile phone) to provide alternative angle for the exam invigilators. Please download the Zoom app on your device before the exam.
  6. During both online HSK and HSKK exams, you will be required to use headphones. Please note wireless and Bluetooth headphones are not allowed. During the HSKK exam, you will also be required to use a microphone throughout the exam.

Exam Registration

If you have met all requirements above, you can now proceed to the registration stage of your exam. Please follow the 2-stage registration and payment process to register your chosen level(s).

Step One: Register your exams at the Chinese Testing International (CTI) website directly. Please follow this step-by-step HSK Registration Guide to make your registration. Exams on June 25 at our test centre are shown as “Online Chinese Test (Home edition)” in the CTI website during your registration. The exams will be run remotely on the day and you will take the exams at home.

Notes: HSK home edition requires candidates who registers HSK3-6 must register HSKK(Speaking test) at the same time, cannot register HSK3-6 without speaking test. But speaking test/HSKK can be register alone.

Step Two:  Pay the exam fee

  • Pay the exam fee via a phone call 902-496-8255 with your credit card.
  • Pay at the center with your debit/credit car.
  • Write a cheque and mail it to the financial department at SMU (email for details).

HSK1: $26   
HSK2: $39   
HSK 3: $40 HSK Primary: $20
HSK 4: $50  HSK Medium: $30
HSK 5: $60  HSK Advance: $40
HSK 6: $70   

Contact us

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