The Confucius Institute at the University of Luxembourg is the only HSK exam centre in Luxembourg and is pleased to inform you that the next session of HSK levels 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and HSKK Primary, Intermediate and Advanced levels will be held respectively, on Sturday 21 November 2020 (HSK) and on Saturday 5 December 2020 (HSKK). The exams will take place on Belval Campus (University of Luxembourg).

Registration deadline: 21 October 2020.

Exam times and prices:

Level 1: 2020/11/21 - 13:30 (length 40 mins) €20
Level 2: 2020/11/21 - 9:00 (length 55 mins) €25
Level 3: 2020/11/21 - 13:30 (length 90 mins) €35
Level 4: 2020/11/21 - 9:00 (length 100 mins) €40
Level 5: 2020/11/21 - 13:30 (length 125 mins) €50
Level 6: 2020/11/21 - 9:00 (length 140 mins) €55

HSKK Primary Level: 2020/12/05 - 16:30 (length 20 mins) €20

HSKK Intermediate Level: 2020/12/05 - 16:30 (length 23 mins) €35

HSKK Advanced Level: 2020/12/05 - 16:30 (length 25 mins) €50

What is the HSK?

The HSK, or Chinese Proficiency Test, is the standardised test of Chinese language proficiency. It was designed under the aegis of the Chinese Ministry of Education and includes a written and oral part, each comprising several levels. The HSK was inspired by the English TOEFL exam, with the similar aim of creating an international standard for Chinese language proficiency.

What is the HSKK?

HSK Speaking Test (HSKK) assesses the test takers’ oral Chinese abilities. HSKK consists of three levels, HSKK (Primary level), HSKK (Intermediate level) and HSKK (Advanced level). HSKK is conducted in the form of audio recording.

The different levels of HSKK are correspond to some of the levels in the Chinese Language Proficiency Scales For Speakers of Other Languages (CLPS), and its correspondence to HSK are showed as follows:

HSK (Advanced Level)HSK (Level VI)Level V
HSK (Level V)
HSK (Intermediate Level)HSK (Level IV)Level IV
HSK (Level III)Level III
HSK (Primary level)HSK (Level II)Level II
HSK (Level I)Level I

 Why take the test?

- It enables you to study abroad: the Chinese Ministry of Education requires foreign students to obtain HSK level 4 with a minimum score of 210, and 60 points in the intermediate level HSKK (speaking test), to be eligible for a grant and be able to sign up for a degree course at a Chinese university.

- It gives you the opportunity to enjoy an extended stay in China: anyone interested in applying for a Hanban grant or taking part in a summer camp must have passed the HSK.

- It is a valuable skill on a competitive employment market: the HSK can boost the profile of anyone looking to work in an international environment.

- It is a standardised exam to measure your Chinese language capabilities as you develop your knowledge.

 How to register?

You should use the following website to register: http://www.chinesetest.cn/index.do

1. On the home page, choose your preferred language, then click on “New User” to create an account, which will also be valid for any future sessions you would like to register for. If you have already created an account for a previous session, it will still be valid this year.

2. Fill in the form.

3. You have successfully created your account. You can now register for the exam by clicking on “Register now”.

4. Click on the level that you wish to take (level 1 to 6).

5. Fill in the registration form. Choose “Europe”, “Luxembourg” and “Confucius Institute at the University of Luxembourg”.

6. Complete the next part of the form.

7. Now upload your ID photo by clicking on “Select photo” (1), then click on “Cutting” (2) to adjust the size, then “Complete” (3) to confirm.

8. You have completed your registration.

Payment procedure:

Candidates’ registration will be confirmed by the Confucius Institute when the full online registration process (including ID photo) has been completed and payment has been received by bank transfer to the University of Luxembourg bank account, with the message “E-AGR-2015-10-K + last name + first name”:

Nom du bénéficiaire:Université du Luxembourg
Adresse du bénéficiaire:Maison du Savoir / Service Finance & Comptabilité

2 avenue de l’Université, L-4365 Esch-sur-Alzette

Nom de la banque:Banque et Caisse d’Epargne de l’Etat
Adresse de la banque:33, Allée Scheffer L-2520 Luxembourg
IBAN:LU28 0019 5055 4025 9000

After 23 October 2020, no refunds will be made to candidates in the event of cancellation or absence on the day of the exam.

To find out more and practise for the exam: http://www.chinesetest.cn/gosimexam.do

For more information about this HSK session, contact the Confucius Institute at 00352 4666444964 or by email.

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