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Chinese Test Centre is now located at CUE!

Posted on: May 1, 2023

Concordia University of Edmonton is delighted to announce that our campus is now an Official Test Centre for Chinese language examinations.

The HSK Chinese Proficiency Test is an international standardized test of Chinese language proficiency. It assesses a non-native Chinese speaker’s ability in using the Chinese language in daily, academic and professional life. An HSK Certificate is a requirement for international students to study in China and apply for scholarships. It is a language certificate for international workers to work in China, apply for permanent residence, or immigrate.

The HSK exams provide a clear path for learners to track their progress and set goals for their language learning journey. By taking the HSK exams, students can challenge themselves to improve their Chinese language skills and gain a deeper understanding of Chinese culture. Taking the HSK exams can be an excellent way to boost our students’ language skills, increase their employability, and enhance their overall understanding and appreciation of Chinese language and culture.

CUE is honoured to be awarded this exam contract. The agreement between CUE and the Chinese Testing International is to administer 

      HSK (Chinese Proficiency Test),

      YCT (Youth Chinese Test),

      BCT (Business Chinese Test), and

      MCT (Medical Chinse Test).

There are currently 1,208 test centers in 155 countries (regions), serving more than 30 million Chinese language learners worldwide. The management of the Chinese Test Centre at CUE will be under the Centre for Chinese Studies. The launching exam will be held on May 14, 2023. CUE students and external Chinese learners are excited to take this first exam conveniently on campus. Please contact ChineseTest@concordia.ab.ca to enquire about the exam timelines and details, or visit our website at


The Testing Centre under the Office of Extension and Culture is excited to see its growth with the joining of Chinese exams. The current exams that are offered through the CUE Testing Centre include

      IELTS Tests (General and Academic)

      CELPIP Tests (General and LS),

      CAEL Tests

      Goethe Institut Tests

To explore more of the Testing Centre at CUE, please visit concordia.ab.ca/oec.