HSK Level 1 - HKU SPACE: Chinese courses
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HSK Level 1

Course Code
Application Code
Study mode
Start Date
To be advised
Next intake(s)
1 hour
Chinese (Exam instruction complemented with English)
Course Fee
HK$260 (includes postage)
How to Apply
Deadline on 19 Mar 2021 (Fri)
3762 0805
2548 7027
【HSK & HSKK Test (May 2021) Opens for Application】
HSK & HSKK test dates for Year 2021 are released. Please refer to sections "Programme Details" and "Apply" for details. Links to different test levels are posted at the bottom of the page.

15 May 2021 (Sat) Application deadline: 19 March 2021
Please apply directly at any HKU SPACE enrolment centres with all required documents and a recent colour photograph.

As the pandemic situation is still fluid, the exam could be subjected to changes accordingly if necessary. Notifications will be sent to all candidates via email, SMS messages, and also on this webpage.

For queries, please contact hkpeac@hkuspace.hku.hk with your application details. Please refer to the URL links of different HSK levels (See "Apply").

HSK Level 1 corresponds to the Level One of the Chinese Language Proficiency Scales for Speakers of Other Languages and the A1 Level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. It consists of 40 listening and reading questions. It is for candidates who possess knowledge of 150 commonly used Chinese characters and understand the corresponding grammatical structure. 

For more information on HSK and Chinese Testing International, please visit:

For application, please apply directly in person/by post with HKU SPACE.


application for MAY 2021 exam
  • Exam date: 15 MAY 2021, Saturday
  • Exam start time: 1:30pm
  • Application deadline: 19 March 2021
  • Venue: HKU SPACE Learning Centre, Hong Kong Island (to be confirmed)
  • Places are limited on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • The HSK Test is a paper-based test and is offered in Simplified Chinese version only.
  • Please apply in person or by post (see "Apply" for details).

Test Dates

Enrolment Start Date

Enrolment Deadline

Available Test Types

15 May 2021 (Sat)

Jan 2021

19 March 2021

Written (Levels 1-6)+ Speaking (Subject to availability)

5 Dec 2020 (Sun) 

Sep 2021

Mid-Oct 2021 

Written (Levels 1-6)+ Speaking (Subject to availability)

**The test schedule could be subjected to changes if necessary. Applicants will be notified by SMS/email and website updates. Please apply with your regular email and contact number. **

The Chinese Proficiency Test (HSK), operated by the Chinese Testing International (wholly-owned by Hanban/Confucius Institute Headquarters, a non-governmental public institution affiliated with the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China), is a national standardized test to assess the Chinese language proficiency of non-native speakers.

The HSK Level 1 would be most suitable for students who in the past six months have attended Chinese classes not less than 2-3 hours per week, having a basic vocabulary of 150 Chinese characters and understand the corresponding grammatical structure.

Test Contents Item Numbers Test Duration
Listening 20 About 15 minutes
Reading 20 17 minutes
Filling in answer sheet / 3 minutes
Total 40 About 40 minutes

Note: Only paper-based test is offered. The test is conducted in Simplified Chinese.

For more details, please visit:

HSK Admission Ticket

Admission tickets and relevant documents will be sent to candidates by surface mail about two weeks before HSK test date.

Please contact our office at hkpeac@hkuspace.hku.hk with your full name and identification document numbers if you do not receive your admission ticket by the above date.

Applicants are required to ensure that all application information provided is accurate and updated for the timely postal delivery of all exam-related documents. The school will not be responsible for any loss of exam-related documents delivered by mail. 

Collection of HSK Score Report

The HSK Score Report can be collected in person / sent to candidates by registered mail (about three months after the test date upon delivery by exam organisation). 

Please ensure your mailing address has a proxy who can sign for the collection of the registered mail during day-time.  


1.    We reserve the right to reject any incomplete application.
2.    Late application is strictly not accepted.
3.    Unless if the test is cancelled, fees paid are not refundable and application cannot be revoked.

4.    Vacancies are limited on a first-come, first-served basis.

For HSK 2021 Schedule, please visit:

Application Code 1885-1157NW -
Start Date 15 May 2021 (Sat)
Application Code 1960-1027NW -

Days / Time
  • Sunday, 1:30pm - 2:30pm

- Pen-and-paper based exam only. Candidates must possess knowledge of written Chinese.

Course Fee
  • HK$260 (includes postage)

Application FormDownload Application Form
Parent Consent Form (for applicants under 18 years of age)

Enrolment Method
Documents Required for Enrolment
  1. A completed Enrolment Form SF26 [Enrolment Form SF26 can be obtained from HKU SPACE website or  HKU SPACE enrolment centres.];
  2. A white background passport-sized photo taken within past 3 months for the use of admission ticket and score report 
  3. HKID/Passport copy
  4. Consent form signed by parents (for under-aged applicants, please download the form from this webpage)
  5. Payment for exam fee by any of the following methods:

In person: Cash / EPS / VISA or Master Card / Crossed cheque / Banker’s draft
By post: Crossed cheque / Banker’s draft (Payable to “HKU SPACE”)

By Post / In Person

Applicants are required to complete the Application for Enrolment Form SF26.  Either take or post the completed form, along with the appropriate exam fee, one passport-sized photo, HKID/passport copy, and parent consent form (for under-aged applicants), to any of the HKU SPACE enrolment centres.

Online application is not available.

postal applications
Please send all application documents to:
"Attn: Miss Yick, Oriental Studies (Putonghua - HSK Exam), HKU SPACE, 11/F Fortress Tower, 250 King's Road, Fortress Hill, NORTH POINT, HK".
Please ensure sufficient postage when posting printed applications. 


Payment Method
1. Cash or EPS

Exam fees can be paid by cash or EPS at any HKU SPACE enrolment centres.

2. Cheque or bank draft

Exam fees can also be paid by crossed cheque or bank draft made payable to “HKU SPACE”. Please specify the test title(s) for application and applicant’s name. You may either:

  • bring the completed form(s), together with the appropriate exam fees in the form of a cheque, one passport-sized photo, HKID/passport copy and parent consent form (for under-aged applicants) to any of the HKU SPACE enrolment centres;
  • or mail the above documents to any HKU SPACE enrolment centres, specifying “HSK Test Application” on the envelope.  HKU SPACE will not be responsible for any loss of payment sent by mail.
3. VISA/MasterCard

Applicants may also pay the exam fee by VISA or MasterCard, including the “HKU SPACE MasterCard”, at any HKU SPACE enrolment centres

  1. Applicants may be required to pay the exam fee in cash or by EPS, Visa or MasterCard if the test is to start shortly.
  2. Fees paid are not refundable except under very exceptional circumstances (e.g. test cancellation due to insufficient enrolment), subject to the School’s discretion. In exceptional cases where a refund is approved, fees paid by cash, EPS, cheque or PPS (for online payment only) will normally be reimbursed by a cheque, and fees paid by credit card will normally be reimbursed to the payment cardholder’s credit card account.
  3. In addition to the published fees, there may be additional costs associated with individual programmes. Please refer to the relevant brochures or direct any enquiries to the relevant programme team for details.
  4. Receipts will be issued for fees paid but HKU SPACE will not be responsible for any loss of receipt sent by mail.
  5. For additional copies of receipts, please send a stamped, self-addressed envelope with a completed form and a crossed cheque for HK$30 per copy made payable to ‘HKU SPACE’. Such copies will only normally be issued after the test.
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