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[Apr 22, 2008]

After four years of successful operation in providing Mandarin language proficiency tests for the learners in Lower Mainland Vancouver, the HSK Test Center at UBC has terminated its function in March 2008. From April 2008, the HSK Tests in Vancouver will be hosted by the newly established Testing Center of Confucius Institute, BCIT. More varieties of Chinese proficiency tests will be offered and more frequent tests will be scheduled. The closest upcoming test date will be May 18th. For detailed information and registration, please go to www.confuciusbcit.com/testing.asp.

We thank all the friends who have helped and supported the HSK Test Center at UBC during the past 4 years. We are very happy that the Center has now found a better “home”! We are confident that the new Testing Center at Confucius Institute will serve our learners in a more comprehensive and effective way.

UBC HSK Center, April 22, 2008

[October 9, 2007]

Due to the holiday weekend, some students did not make it by the original deadline (Oct. 6th) to register for HSK 2007.  We have decided to extend the registration process for one more week (until Oct. 20th) to make sure those who want to take the exam this year will not miss it.  Please use our on-line registration site to fill the registration form.

The new dates for fee payment and test admission card pick up are:

Oct. 12 (Friday) 12p - 5p Room 611, Asian Centre, 1871 West Mall

Oct. 13 (Saturday) 1p - 4p Room 611, Asian Centre, 1871 West Mall

Oct. 15 (Monday) 1p - 4p Room 611, Asian Centre, 1871 West Mall

Oct. 20 (Saturday) 2p -4p Room 611, Asian Centre, 1871 West Mall

[September, 2007]

2007 HSK Test Online Registration is now open!

Please click Test Registration to go through the procedures.

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[April 2, 2007]

2007 UBC HSK Scholarship Application

Please check HSK Scholarship for details.

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[November 2006]

2006 UBC HSK Test Report

The third HSK test held on Oct 21 of 2006 at UBC was, again, successfully administrated. A total of one hundred and ten applicants took the 2006 HSK test. Most of them are students at UBC, SFU, Langara College , Kwantlen Univeristy College and secondary schools, and some from companies or government agencies in Vancouver .

HSK is a proficiency test for those who study Chinese as a second language. HSK certificate offers an authoritative proof of Chinese language proficiency for recipients when they apply for jobs in the international human resource market or admission to China ’s educational institutions at various levels.

In British Columbia , recipients of corresponding HSK certificate can earn secondary school credits for Mandarin (grade 11 & 12), and can also be exempt from foreign language requirement at colleges and universities. What makes HSK more attractive is that the outstanding test takers will be granted a full scholarship to study at one of eight most prestigious universities in China (e.g., Bei jing University and Fudan University ). The coverage of the scholarship varies from one month to one year.

Fifteen test-takers obtained 2005 HSK scholarship from the UBC HSK center and went to Fudan University ( Shanghai ) during summer 2006. If you are interested in their study and life in China , please click here http://www2.asia.ubc.ca/HSKScholarshipWinnersinShanghai/. It is very promising that more test-takers will be granted HSK scholarship from the UBC HSK center in the coming year.


[April 2006]

Congratulations to 2006 HSK Scholarship Winners!

Please check Previous HSK Scholarship Winners for details.

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About Us

Dear Friends,

Welcome to the newest HSK Test Center at UBC!

The world has shown a great interest in learning Chinese thanks to the growing exchange in business, trade, technology, education and culture between China and the world. In recent years, the study of Chinese has become extremely important for Canada and especially for British Columbia because Vancouver is now a hub of international, cultural, and economic exchanges with China as well as home to a growing population of Chinese Canadians. Proficiency in Chinese has become a qualification for those who want to study or work in China , Hong Kong , Taiwan or other China-related fields.

China 's Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi , known as HSK or the Chinese Proficiency Test, is China 's only official standardized test at the state level to assess the Chinese language proficiency of foreigners, overseas Chinese and students from Chinese national minorities. Since the establishment of its first overseas testing center in Singapore in 1991, more and more testing centers have been set up in over 26 countries.

UBC HSK Center was co-established in March 2004 by the Department of Asian Studies at the University of British Columbia and the Office of the State Testing Committee for Chinese Proficiency of China. It is a non- profit institution aiming to promote Chinese language teaching, learning and inter-cultural exchange in Canada. At present, HSK test is offered once a year at UBC, this year in October. By establishing this center, we hope many Chinese learners at UBC as well as in the greater Vancouver area will have the opportunity to assess their linguistic achievement and obtain a certificate of proficiency which will serve them well in any academic or career pursuits which require Chinese language skills.

For general information about HSK test, please feel free to browse our web site. If you have further questions, do not hesitate to contact us at hskubc@interchange.ubc.ca

Dr. Duanduan Li
Director, UBC HSK Center.

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