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Test de Connaissance du Français (TCF)

Course Code
Application Code
Study mode
Start Date
To be advised
Next intake(s)
Oct 2024
1.5 hours to 2 hours
French, suppl by minimal English
Course Fee
Deadline on 05 Apr 2024 (Fri)
2975 5695
2548 7027
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The Test de Connaissance du Français (TCF) is a language placement test for non-native speakers of French. Anyone who would like to test their French language proficiency can take the international benchmark exam, after which candidates will receive a certificate issued by the French Ministry of Education, which is valid for 2 years.
Why should we take the TCF?
  • Compendious Assessment: The TCF evaluates your French languages skills in a comprehensive way with different language aspects included.
  • International accreditation: The TCF is administered by the Centre International d'Etudes Pédagogiques (CIEP) for the French Ministry of Education. It is designed and accredited according to international standards.
  • Pathway to Overseas Studies: The TCF is widely recognized by higher educational institutions, universities and government authorities. 
  • Professional Development: The results of the benchmark exam, which are also recognized in the professional sector, could be used to endorse your job applications or career development.
  • CEF Reimbursement: Under the scheme of CEF, both the fee of the certificate courses offered by HKU SPACE and the TCF exam fee are reimbursable.


Programme Details

HKU SPACE is an authorised organiser of the Test de Connaissance du Français (TCF). Le TCF tout public  is a multiple-choice, paper-based test comprised of three compulsory sections:

  1. Listening comprehension (Compréhension orale): 29 multiple-choice questions (4 answer choices, only one correct answer; 25 min)
  2. Mastery of language structures (Maîtrise des structures de la langue): Collective test: 18 multiple-choice questions (4 answer choices, only one correct answer; 15min)
  3. Written comprehension (Compréhension écrite): 29 multiple-choice questions (4 answer choices, only one correct answer; 45min)

The TCF general public assesses six levels of knowledge of French with marks from 0 – 699 (defined with reference to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages ​​of the Council of Europe):

A1 not reached

0 to 100


101 - 199


200 - 299


300 - 399


400 - 499


500 - 599


600 - 699


Important Notes:

1. Online application is preferred. Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

2. Candidates will receive a notification by email within one week after online application. To complete the registration, they are required to reply to the email to confirm their: a) nationality; b) country of birth; c) first language, and d) send us a passport photo for the TCF e-certificate (detailed criteria will be given in the email).

3. The exam confirmation is sent out approximately three weeks before the exam. 

4. Once registered, candidates will NOT be allowed to change the schedule. There will be NO REFUND OR TRANSFER of fees under any circumstances.

5. Candidates should arrive at least 15 minutes before the exam starts. Late candidates will NOT be admitted.

6. Students are required to bring along their HKID card and a blue/ black ballpen to take the exam.

7. Early leave during the exam is NOT allowed, so candidates should plan their time carefully.

For more details, please visit the official TCF website:

Test de Connaissance du Français (TCF) Apply Online Now
Application Code 2190-1357NW
Start Date 08 Jun 2024 (Sat)
Time 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Venue 14/F, Fortress Tower, Fortress Hill
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Course Fee
  • HK$1200


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Enrolment Method
Payment Method
1. Cash, EPS, WeChat Pay Or Alipay

Course fees can be paid by cash, EPS, WeChat Pay or Alipay at any HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres.

2. Cheque Or Bank draft

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

  • bring the completed form(s), together with the appropriate course or application fees in the form of a cheque, and any required supporting documents to any of the HKU SPACE enrolment centres;
  • or mail the above documents to any of the HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres, specifying  “Course 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 course fee by VISA or Mastercard, including the “HKU SPACE Mastercard”, at any HKU SPACE enrolment centres. Holders of the HKU SPACE Mastercard can enjoy a 10-month interest-free instalment period for courses with a tuition fee worth a minimum of HK$2,000; however, the course applicant must also be the cardholder himself/herself. For enquiries, please contact our staff at any enrolment centres.

4. Online Payment

Online application / enrolment is offered for most open admission courses (course enrolled on first come, first served basis) and selected award-bearing programmes. Application fees and course fees of these programmes/courses can be settled by using "PPS by Internet" (not available via mobile phones), VISA or Mastercard. In addition to the aforesaid online payment channels, continuing students of award-bearing programmes, if their programmes offer online service, may also pay their course fees by Online WeChat Pay, Online Alipay and Faster Payment System (FPS). Please refer to Enrolment Methods - Online Enrolment  for details.


  • If the programme/course is starting within five working days, application by post is not recommended to avoid any delays. Applicants are advised to enrol in person at HKU SPACE Enrolement Centres and avoid making cheque payment under this circustance.
  • Fees paid are not refundable except under very exceptional circumstances (e.g. course cancellation due to insufficient enrolment), subject to the School’s discretion. In exceptional cases where a refund is approved, fees paid by cash, EPS, WeChat Pay, Alipay, 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.
  • In addition to the published fees, there may be additional costs associated with individual programmes. Please refer to the relevant course brochures or direct any enquiries to the relevant programme team for details.
  • Fees and places on courses cannot be transferrable from one applicant to another. Once accepted onto a course, the student may not change to another course without approval from HKU SPACE. A processing fee of HK$120 will be levied on each approved transfer.
  • Receipts will be issued for fees paid but HKU SPACE will not be repsonsible for any loss of receipt sent by mail.
  • For payment certification, please submit a completed form, a sufficiently stamped and self-addressed envelope, and a crossed cheque for HK$30 per copy made payable to "HKU SPACE" to any of our enrolment centres.