FAQ

How do I register for a test?

How do I submit payment for a test?

Can I submit payment to the GW Confucius Institute or pay "at the door"?

Are there any discounts or scholarships available?

Can I cancel my registration and get a refund?

Can I modify my test date?

Can I modify my test level or selected test site?

Can I take the HSK and HSKK on the same day?

Where will the test take place?

When will the test take place?

How long will the test take?

What items will I need to bring on the test day?

When can I get my test results?

How long are test results valid?

 


How do I register for a test?

Test-takers must complete registration online via the Chinese test service  website. Once a test-taker has created a "new user" profile, he/she will be able to register for tests, view test score results and access HSK practice materials.

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How do I submit payment for a test?

Test-takers must submit payment directly to the GW Confucius Institute via cashier's check, money order, visa or mastercard payment; view our payment policy page for more information. Please note that credit card payments must be submitted in person at the GW Confucius Institute Office - 2147 F ST NW. Failure to submit payment prior to the registration deadline will result in cancellation of test registration. 

Can I submit payment to the GW Confucius Institute "at the door" on the test date?

No. Test-takers must make payment prior to 5:00 pm on the registration deadline. Failure to pay online prior to the payment deadline will result in cancellation of test registration. Contact our office if you have questions.

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Are there any discounts or scholarships available?

Since test fees are set by the testing agency, the GW Confucius Institute is unable to offer any discounts or scholarships to registrants.

Can I cancel my registration and get a refund?

Refunds are not offered for cancelled test registrations.

Can I modify my test date?

27 days prior to the test, registrants can contact the GW Confucius Institute to post-pone his/her test date. Between 27 days to 10 days prior to the test date, registrants can modify the test date with a 30% penalty fee. Within 10 days prior to the test day, no modifications to registration can be made.

Can I modify my test level or selected test site?

No, once registration is complete, test center and test-level cannot be modified. If the test-taker would like to take a different level test, he/she must complete a new registration for the new test level.

Can I take the HSK and HSKK on the same day?

Yes. Test times for HSK and HSKK do not conflict. 

Where will the test take place?

GW Confucius Institute testing will take place on the George Washington University campus in foggy bottom. Exact test room will be announced to test-takers prior to the test date.

When will the test take place?

Test times vary and are subject to change.

How long will the test take?

HSK Level Total Duration HSKK Level Total Duration
HSK 1 40 minutes Beginner 20 minutes
HSK 2 55 minutes Intermediate 23 minutes
HSK 3 90 minutes Advanced 25 minutes
HSK 4 105 minutes    
HSK 5 125 minutes    
HSK 6 140 minutes    

What items will I need to bring on the test day?

Test takers are required to bring test admission ticket and a valid photo id. If a test-taker fails to bring the test admission ticket, he/she will not be allowed to take the test and no refund will be issued. Photo ID must be completely identical to test registration information.

When can I get my test results?

Test scores will be posted on the one month after taking the exam. Score reports will be delivered to the test center 45 days after the test.

How long are test results valid?

The score report can be used for the application to Chinese universities and colleges up to two years after the test date.