The Nottingham Confucius Institute

HSK Exam Prep Lessons

To help improve students’ Mandarin Language proficiency and achieve better results in HSK exams, Nottingham Confucius Institute will offer 3-week free online HSK preparation lessons (Level 1-6) before each exam is held at our test centre. The next round of sessions will take place on Monday evenings 26 Feb, 4 and 11 March 2024 with the following schedule:

6:00-7:00pm Levels 1, 3 and 5
7:00-8:00pm Levels 2, 4 and 6

Anyone in the UK with an interest in HSK exams, whether planning to take an exam soon via any CI or simply wishing to test their Mandarin proficiency, are welcome to attend. 

The next HSK test (paper-based) administered by NCI is scheduled to take place on Saturday 16 March 2024 with the registration deadline at 12:00 noon on 16 February. Visit here to register or find out more. 

Why study with us?

  • HSK exams are the only internationally recognized Chinese language proficiency tests. An HSK qualification will look great on your CV.
  • If you wish to apply for scholarships to study in Chinese institutions, the HSK qualification is usually a pre-requisite.
  • You will be taught by qualified Mandarin teachers with years of teaching experience.
  • All students who attended our last prep courses with 80%+ attendance have successfully passed their exams, with several studentes achieving outstanding results.

How to book your free place

Please register online by midday Wednesday 21 February. Registration is open now.

Your place will be confirmed by 12:00 noon on Friday 23 February. ZOOM meeting instructions will be emailed to you by your tutor by Saturday 24 Feburary.

Terms and conditions: 

  • Applicants should usually be over 18 at the start of the course.
  • A minimum of three students are required in order for a course to run. Should any courses not recruit sufficiently, we reserve the right to cancel the course.
  • Wherever possible, classes will be taught by the same tutor, however NCI reserves the right to replace a tutor if necessary.


For enquiries and further details, please contact

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Nottingham Confucius Institute

Room A23, CI Library
Si Yuan Building
Jubilee Campus
Nottingham, NG8 1BB

telephone: +44 (0)115 748 4502
fax: +44 (0)115 846 6324