Official HSK Test Centres in England (with Location & Contact Info)

HSK test centres list England

China’s growing importance in the world has convinced thousands of people in England to start learning Mandarin Chinese. Consequently, more people are taking the HSK test in England to prove their Chinese competence level.

And if you looking for an HSK test centre in England, you are at the right place. As of 2020, there is a total of 17 authorized HSK test centres in England, 5 of which offer the computer-based test (also known as internet-based/online HSK test) in addition to the traditional paper-based test. In this post, you’ll find all their locations and contact details.

Where to Take the HSK Test in England?

You can take the HSK test at the London-based Chinese Proficiency Test UK Committee, as well as at many of the Confucius Institutes across the country (15 of the 22 Confucius Institutes in England are authorized HSK test centres). 

The HSK test can be taken in the following eleven cities in England (c=computer test, p=paper test):

  • London (c/p)
  • Manchester (c/p)
  • Sheffield (c/p)
  • Leicester (c/p)
  • Oxford (p)
  • Coventry (p)
  • Preston (p)
  • Ormskirk (p)
  • Leeds (p)
  • New Castle (p)
  • Nottingham (p)

Complete List of All HSK Test Centres in England

I will preface the list of detailed locations by saying that HSK test dates and fees are the same across England. You can focus on selecting the test centre that’s most conveniently located to where you live.

Here’s the full list of the 17 HSK test centres in England. Note unless otherwise specified, these HSK test centres also administer HSKK tests (Chinese Proficiency Spoken Test).  

Test Centres Offering Both Computer & Paper-Based HSK (#1-5):

1. Chinese Proficiency Test UK Committee
Address: 124 Euston Road, London NW1 2AL
Phone: +44(0)20 7388 8818
Email: chinesetest@hanbanuk.org, 34092053@qq.com

2. Confucius Institute for Dance and Performance at Goldsmiths
Address: Goldsmiths, University of London, 17 Laurie Grove, New Cross, London SE14 6NW
Phone: +44(0)74 2258 4872
Email: s.gao@gold.ac.uk

3 Confucius Institute at the University of Manchester
Address: University Of Manchester, 180 Waterloo Place, Oxford Rd, Manchester M13 9PL
Phone: +44(0)771 538 6841, +44(0)161 275 3698
Email: luxi.yang@manchester.ac.uk

4 Confucius Institute at the University of Sheffield
Address: University of Sheffield, 2-4 Palmerston Road, Sheffield S10 2TE
Phone:  +44(0)78 4626 2870, +44(0)114 222 8447
Email: confucius@sheffield.ac.uk, xinqun.hu@sheffield.ac.uk

5. Confucius Institute at De Montfort University
Address: Vijay Patel Building, Newarke Close, Leicester LE2 7BJ
Phone: +44(0)116 257 7061
Email: yingjun.yang@dmu.ac.uk

Test Centres Only Offering Paper-Based HSK (#6-17):

6. Confucius Institute at SOAS University of London
Address: Room 4420, Main Building, Thornhaugh Street, London WC1H 0XG
Phone: +44(0)20 7898 0163 4887/4880, +44(0)20 7898 4264
Email: exam.lci@soas.ac.uk, kz3@soas.ac.uk

7. Confucius Institute for Traditional Chinese Medicine at London South Bank University
Address: 103 Borough Road, London, Greater London SE1 0AA
Phone: +44(0)20 7815 7269, +44(0)20 7815 8483
Email: ci4tcm@lsbu.ac.uk

8. Confucius Institute for Business London at London School of Economics
Address: Houghton Street, London, Greater London WC2A 2AE
Phone: +44(0)73 9489 0197
Email: y.huang93@lse.ac.uk

9. Confucius Institute at Queen Mary University of London
Address: 327 Mile End Road, London E1 4NS
Phone: +44(0) 20 756 245 1853
Email: zhou.li@qmul.ac.uk

10. Confucius Institute at Oxford Brooks University
Address: G36&G37 Headington Hill Hall, Headington Campus, Oxford OX3 0BP
Phone: +44(0)186 548 4414  
Email: xzhang@brookes.ac.uk

11. Confucius Institute at Coventry University
Address: GE104, George Eliot Building, Priory Street, Coventry CV1 5FB
Phone: +44(0)24 7765 4749
Email: ad2399@coventry.ac.uk, ad0498@coventry.ac.uk

12. Confucius Institute at Lancaster University
Address: The Round House, Lancaster University, Lancaster LA1 4YW
Phone: +44(0)152 451 0882
Email: ci@lancaster.ac.uk

13. Confucius Institute at University of Central Lancashire
Address: AB111, Adelphi Building, School of Language and Global Studies, Preston PR1 2HE
Phone: +44(0)177 289 4246
Email: confuciusinstitute1@uclan.ac.uk, hxu3@uclan.ac.uk

14. Confucius Institute at Edge Hill University
Address: St Helens Road, Ormskirk, Lancashire L39 4QP
Phone: 44-01695-584203
Email: kangzhop@edgehill.ac.uk

15. Confucius Institute at the University of Leeds
Address: Maurice Keyworth Building, the University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT
Phone: +44(0)113 343 4329
Email: x.man@leeds.ac.uk

16. Confucius Institute at Newcastle University
Address: School of Modern Languages, Old Library Building, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU
Phone: +44(0)191 208 8252
Email: sheng.peng@newcastle.ac.uk

17. Confucius Institute at the University of Nottingham
Address: Room A05, Si Yuan Centre, Jubilee Campus, Wollaton Road, Nottingham NG8 1BB
Phone: +44(0)115 823 2111
Email: shanshan.chen@nottingham.ac.uk

Note: Not all test centres in England necessarily administer HSK tests on every level throughout the year. How often they give the HSK on a particular level depends on their funding and on how popular the test is in that region. While we at ImproveMandarin.Com aim to keep the published list as accurate as possible (the above list is updated yearly following the data provided by Hanban, the HSK test organizer), we suggest you contact the test centres to reconfirm available open dates and venues before you sign up for an HSK test.  

What’s Next?

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Now that you know where to take the HSK test in England, it’s time to find out when, and how to take the test!

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