HSK Exams at Confucius Institute Maastricht

An internationally recognized HSK exam will help you to expand your academic and professional career opportunities. You can also use it to evaluate your Chinese level and your learning progress. Nowadays, HSK has become a passport for studying in China, an essential requirement for applying for a scholarship in Chinese universities, and an important means of assessing teaching in schools. It is increasingly used by NGOs and corporations worldwide as an essential reference in determining employee recruitment, project allocation and promotion.

Our HSK test schedule for 2022

HSK level


Test date

Registration deadline

Opening registration

Location of exam

HSK 1-6 Paper-based March 26, 2022 February 27, 2022 January 1, 2022 Maastricht
HSK 1-6 Paper-based May 14, 2022 April 17, 2022 February 20, 2022 Maastricht
HSK 1-6 Paper-based October 16, 2022 September 19, 2022 June 20, 2022 Maastricht
HSK 1-6 Paper-based December 4, 2022 November 7, 2022 September 20, 2022 Maastricht

HSK exam time

Level 2-4-6 starts at 9:00

Level 1-3-5 starts at 13:30


If you wish to register for a HSK exam, you can register online on www.chinesetest.cn. After we have received the confirmation of your registration we will automatically send you an invoice to pay for the exam fee. Find a brief tutorial about ‘how to register’ below

HSK Exam Price List (2022)



HSK 1 € 25,-
HSK 2 € 35,-
HSK 3 € 45,-
HSK 4 € 60,-
HSK 5 € 70,-
HSK 6 € 80,-


Frequently Asked Questions

What does the HSK test entail?

The HSK exam is designed to test your Chinese proficiency in reading, writing, and listening. Questions will be multiple-choice, fill-in-the-blank, or other similar formats. The length of the test depends on the level, 35 minutes for HSK1, 50 minutes for HSK2, 1h25m for HSK3, 1h40m for HSK4, 2 hours for HSK5, and 2h15m for HSK6.

Will the exam include only characters?

HSK 1 & 2 exams include pinyin, From HSK 3 onwards the test is entirely in characters.

How do I know what level to take?

If you are following one of our courses, we recommend you to take the test corresponding with your course level. If you are not a student at CIM, you can find practice exams to gauge your proficiency level here.

What are the benefits of taking the HSK test?

Taking the HSK exam is an easy way to obtain an internationally recognised proof of your language proficiency.

When will I get my results?

Results will be available on the Chinese test platform approximately 1 month after the exam date.

How will I get my certificate?

After the exam results are published the HSK certificates will be sent to our institute from The Chinese test center. As soon as we receive them we will contact you and you can either collect your certificate at our office in Maastricht or we can send it to you by post with an additional fee.

How do I register for the exam?

You can register for the exam at www.chinesetest.cn. Check back in regularly on this page as we will be creating several resources to walk you through this process.

Is the HSK Exam included in my course costs?

The HSK exam fee is separate from your HSK course and is not included in the course fee.