The Nottingham Confucius Institute

Group Mandarin Courses 

We offer three rounds of Mandarin group courses each academic year ranging from Beginners HSK Level 1 to Advanced HSK Level 5. Courses usually commence in October, January and April. 

Registration for group courses in Summer term 2023/24 is now open. Lessons are available both in person and online. Click on the links below for course details (starting week commencing 22 April 2024).

All of our group courses are delivered on weekday evenings (18:00-20:00, Tuesdays/Wednesdays/Thursdays).  HSK1A, 1B, 2A and 4A are also available on Saturdays (10:00-12:00 or 12:30-14:30). In addition, we offer HSK 1A on mornings (10:00-12:00 Tuesdays and Thursdays). More levels of courses will be offered as students progress. 

Course fees

Standard fee: £130 per 10 week course for all levels (*£120 early bird rate available up to 10 April 2024)

Concessionary fee: £120 per 10 week course, applicable to current UoN staff and students only (*£110 early bird rate available up to 10 April 2024)

Please note that the cost of the course books is not included in the fees. Books are available to purchase from Amazon or other book stores. Click here to see details about the course books.

How to book

Registration is now open 

To book a course and pay for your tuition fee, please visit the University Store Website

Please note that to pay via the Store website, you will need to create an account online with them first (this should only take a few minutes). Once your account is created, you can log in with the username (your email address) and the password you have entered.

Registration deadline:  12:00 noon, Wednesday 17 April 2024

Terms and Conditions:

  • Fees are non-refundable and no partial refund can be given for any classes not attended.
  • Applicants should be over 18 at the start of the course.
  • A minimum of 5 students are required in order for a course to run. Should any course not recruit sufficiently a full refund will be provided. 
  • Where possible classes are taught by the same tutor for all classes, however NCI reserves the right to replace a tutor if necessary.

Your place will be confirmed on Thursday 18 April 2024. Details on the venue for on-site lessons or Zoom meeting instructions for online lessons will be emailed to you by your class tutor by Saturdday 20 April at the very latest. 


For enquiries and further details, please contact



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