Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (HSK)


The Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (HSK) is a standardized test of Chinese proficiency that is recognized by the People’s Republic of China and numerous countries worldwide. Created by Hanban, the HSK measures the proficiency level of non-native speakers of standard Chinese. It is used as a guideline for admission to colleges and universities in China and Southeast Asia, as well as a reference standard in job recruiting, both within China and in countries around the world where Chinese language skills are necessary.  An HSK score is also required for many long-term (more than 4 months) study abroad opportunities offered by Hanban and the Chinese Government Scholarship program.

In the Los Angeles area, Pasadena City College and the Confucius Institute at Cal State Long Beach currently offer the HSK test. Click on the links to learn more about their testing schedule.