The Mandarin language test officially recognised in Taiwan and implemented throughout the world, the ‘Test of Chinese as a Foreign Language’ (TOCFL: http://www.sc-top.org.tw/english/eng_index.php) will be held in central London in March, 2013. The exact schedule is as follows:

 
Thursday 21st March: Level 2 (Beginners) and Level 3 (Basic)
Friday 22nd March: Level 4 (Intermediate) and Level 5 (Advanced)
(The levels offered are subject to change depending on demand)
 
Those intending to apply for the Taiwan Scholarship to study a degree programme in Taiwan are strongly encouraged to take this opportunity to sit the TOCFL. The TOCFL is now a mandatory requirement for all Taiwan Scholarship applicants, even if their intended course will be English-taught. Other language proficiency certificates will not be accepted. Furthermore, in the case of certain degree programmes at Taiwanese universities, a valid TOCFL certificate is a fixed entry requirement.
 
The test will comprise two elements: Reading and Listening. All questions will be multiple-choice format, with each question representing one point. No deductions will be made to the total score for wrong answers. The TOCFL will be 110 minutes in duration and the cost of the test is £25.00 per candidate. Please make cheques payable to ‘Cultural Division, Taipei Representative Office in the U.K.’.
Exact times and location details will be confirmed shortly.
 
If you would be interested in registering for this test, please contact Olivia Saunders at the Cultural Division, Taipei Representative Office in the UK, at eduuk3@btconnect.com / 0207 436 5888. The deadline for registration is Tuesday 26th February, 2013. Please also state for which level of the test you would like to register.