Confucius Institute - Budapest, Hungary

   1088 Budapest, Múzeum krt. 4/F., I.16.    Tel: (36)-(1)-411-6597
Ügyintézés: H-CS: 10.30-18.30; P: 10.30-16.00
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HSK Exam

Dear Applicant,

The HSK & HSKK exams will be held on 2022. July 16. (Saturday).

The location of the exam:
1088 Budapest, Múzeum krt. 4/F.

Classroom arrangement for HSK and HSKK exams


The schedule of the exam can be downloaded from this website. Please note, that the correct time of the exam is the one which You can download from the website.

Your admission ticket should be already available in Your chinesetest account ( Please check whether all information is correct.

Your admission tickets will be printed and placed on Your desk where You will take the exam.

If Your ID card is expired in the meantime and you already have a new one, or if any information was given incorrectly, please let us know immediately on the email address. If You notice on the day of the exam that some data is wrong, please write us immediately after the exam, so we can amend it in the system. We only can modify Your information in the system 3 days after the exam.

While waiting in the building, please keep the proper distance from everyone.

In the building wearing a mask is mandatory, therefore before, after and during the exam, one must wear a surgical or (preferably) FFP2 mask which covers both the mouth and the nose.

Those who do not have the suitable mask, can receive a surgical mask at the entrance from our colleagues.

Wearing a mask which covers both the mouth and the nose is also mandatory during the HSKK oral exam – we have tested the oral exam wearing FFP2 masks, and it did not distort the examinee’s voice at all.

You must arrive at least half an hour before the start of the exam.

If the examinee will not attend to the exam before the start, the examinee only can enter after the Listening part of the exam finished. If the examinee attends after the Reading part, the examinee no longer can enter the room, thus will not be able to take the exam.

In the oral examination (HSKK) the examinee must arrive before the start of the recording. If the examinee will arrive after the start of the recording, the examinee no longer can enter the room, thus will not be able to take the exam, and will not have an opportunity to a substitution exam.

The oral exam will be concluded in a group, using computer via headset and microphone.

For the exams the usage of dictionary, phone or any other supplementary tool is strictly forbidden.

On the exam the examinee can only sit on the place which is indicated with the admission ticket number of the examinee.

Please make sure that You will bring to the exam:

- 2B pencil, eraser, sharpener
- ID card with photograph, the same which You have used for the application to the exam
- admission ticket (if You cannot print it at home, we will print out for You)
- surgical or FFP2 mask
- in the new system bringing photographs are not necessary unless we ask the examinee directly in e-mail to bring them

Please read the exam rules carefully.

We wish You good luck for the exam!

ELTE Confucius Institute

HSK Exam Information

HSK – Application Guide

Bank transfer tutorial for HSK & HSKK

During the application please note the following:

* You have to register separately to each written and/or oral exam on the website.

* You have to read carefully and obey the rules and regulations of the HSK and HSKK exams.
Please read the follwing pdf file:

rules and regulations

* You can only pay the exam fee by check at the post office (you can’t pay by transferring the money)!

* You can get your check only at the reception of the ELTE Confucius Institute (1088 Budapest, Múzeum krt. 4/F., I/16) during business hours!

* After you have paid the check at the post office, please send us the picture of your check to the e-mail address.

* It’s not possible to present the check personally at our office, you can only present it by e-mail.

* Those who haven’t sent us the picture of the check before the deadline cannot participate in the exams!

We would like to call the attention of the examinees that their name must be put on the check! Checks with no name will not be accepted.

* We cannot refund the exam fee.

* The exact time and venue of the exams will be posted on our website after the deadline (in the e-mail, which will be automatically sent by the system, the time and venue can be different – please note that only the time and place which are written on our website are correct)!

* The result of the exam is available one month after the exam on the website, the certificates will arrive to our institute 2 months after the exam.

For the exam you have to bring the following:

- admission ticket,
- 4 passport size photos to each HSK level and/or to each HSKK level,
- ID card or passport,
- 2B pencil, eraser and sharpener.

Please note that you have to bring 4 passport size photos to each HSK level and/or to each HSKK level (e.g. if you participate HSK 4 and HSKK intermediate, you have to bring 8 passport size photo) and you have to write your name the level of the HSK or HSKK exam and the date of the exam, on the back of the photos.

The admission ticket can be printed from the website after logging in.

The time and venue, which is written on the admission ticket, can be different from the ones presented on our website – please note that only the time and venue which are written on our website are correct)! The time and venue of the exam will be posted to our website after 16th March, 2020.

I. Price of the HSK and HSKK exam
II. Short description of the new HSK exam
III. Examination levels
IV. Why should I do the exam?

Price of the HSK and HSKK exam

szintek 一级
1. level
2. level
3. level
4. level
5. level
6. level
oral elementary
oral intermediate
oral advanced
5000 HUF 6000 HUF 7000 HUF 8000 HUF 9000 HUF 10000 HUF 6000 HUF 7000 HUF 8000 HUF

The actual fee may change year by year!

Applications will be accepted only if:
• examination fees are paid not later than the deadline,

• that admission ticket is available at the website 10 days prior to exam. You have to print it out, bring it on the day of the exam and present it to our staff along with your ID card or passport and your passport size photos.

Short description of the new HSK exam

The HSK is the official language exam of the People’s Republic of China; it has been developed for non-native speakers and is administered in many countries throughout the world. Since 2007, the ELTE Confucius Institute has organized the exams.
As of 2010, following the decision of the Chinese Language Council (Hanban), a new type of exam is introduced. The new system has 6 levels, from beginner to advanced. The levels of the new type of HSK exam correspond to the the Common European Framework Reference for Language.

I. Test Structure

The new exam consists of two parts, written and oral. The written test is from level 1 to level 6. The oral test is available at HSK elementary, HSK intermediate and HSK advanced levels.

Written test Oral test
HSK- 6. level HSK advanced
HSK- 5. level
HSK- 4. level HSK intermediate
HSK- 3. level
HSK- 2. level HSK elementary
HSK-1. level

II. Examination levels

The new HSK test corresponds directly to the Common European Framework of Reference as follows:

New type HSK Vocabulary CEF
HSK - 6.level Above 5000 words C2
HSK - 5.level 2500 words C1
HSK - 4.level 1200 words B2
HSK - 3. level 600 words B1
HSK - 2.level 300 words A2
HSK - 1.level 150 words A1

HSK – Level 1
Recommended for learners who are able to recognize and use some simple Chinese characters.

HSK – Level 2
Recommended for beginner learners who are able to use Chinese in some everyday situations.

HSK – Level 3
Recommended for learners who are able to use Chinese to speak about their lives, studies, and work and who are able to handle most communication tasks.

HSK – Level 4
Recommended for learners who can broadly discuss several themes in Chinese and are capable of high-level communication in Chinese.

HSK – Level 5
Recommended for learners who can read Chinese newspapers and watch movies, write an essay about a given theme and can give an oral presentation about it.

HSK – Level 6
Recommended for learners who can understand any kind of information in written Chinese and express themselves easily in any situation.

III. Why should I do the exam?

- the HSK examination proves Chinese knowledge throughout in the world
- the new type of HSK exam can be recognized by the Hungarian Ministry of Education, therefore it can bring valuable points at the university admission process. For more information please check the following website:

- Chinese or other companies connected to China may require their employees to have the appropriate level of HSK examination.

- HSK exam is a prerequisite for studying in Chinese institutions of higher education. The required level varies between institutes and departments.

- success in the HSK exam exempts students in China from taking certain language courses.

- taking an HSK exam is an obligatory part of the application process for Chinese subsidiary studies. This applies to graduates of Eötvös Loránd University, Faculty of Foreign Trade and the BGF and the Gate of Dharma Buddhist College.

- For students of the Chinese department who wish to apply for Chinese subsidiary studies, the HSK exam is taken in consideration instead of the "internal" Chinese placement test.

Additional information:

* the language certifications can be collected from the Confucius Institute two months after the examination

* the HSK exam is organized twice a year in our institute: in March and in December, please check this website for the date of the exams:

* admission ticket, 4 passport size photos to each HSK level and/or to each HSKK level, ID card or passport, 2B pencil, eraser and sharpener are required for the exam

* eating and drinking during the exam (within reasonable limits) are allowed.

* The official HSK Chinese website