TOPIK – Test of Proficiency in Korean

Test of Proficiency in Korean (TOPIK) in the UK


The TOPIK, Test of Proficiency in Korean, is a written test designed to measure the ability of non-native speakers for expression and comprehension in the Korean language.



Non-Koreans and overseas Koreans whose native language is not Korean


2023 UK Exam Dates

  • The 87th TOPIK : 8 April 2023 (UK application is now closed.)
  • The 90th TOPIK : 14 October 2023 (UK application : July 2023, Exact date will be confirmed nearer the time.)


Test Fees

  • TOPIK I  : £40
  • TOPIK II : £55 


Test Venues 


Application information

 Please refer to the application guidelines via the following link:

2023 the 87th TOPIK Application 


Level and Grade

  • Level of Examination : TOPIK I, TOPIK II
  • Evaluation Grade : 6 grades (1st ~ 6th grades)
    *The evaluation is based on the total scores
/ Grade
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Total Scores Over 80 Over 140 Over 120 Over 150 Over 190 Over 230

Structure of Questions

/ Grade


Test Area/Time


No. of Question


Total Scores


(1st~2nd grades)

Period 1

Listening (40min)

multiple-choice question




Reading (60min)

multiple-choice question




(3rd~6th grades)

Period 1

Listening (60min)

multiple-choice question




Writing (50min)

short-answer question



Period 2

Reading (70min)

multiple-choice question



Special Exam Arrangements

If you would like to apply for special exam arrangements, you should submit the following form and supporting documents while you complete the online TOPIK application form :

Please note :

  • Late applications will not be considered.
  • The special arrangements are not guaranteed as it will be considered by the TOPIK head office under the international TOPIK policy.



We will notify you by email and announce on our website if the exam is going to be cancelled due to COVID-19, in which case your fee will be fully refunded.

If you cancel your exam due to personal circumstances, 40% of your test fee will be refunded. You will need to cancel and request your refund by submitting the Cancellation and Refund Request Form no later than 2 April 2023 via the following link :

ONLINE Cancellation and Refund Request Form

** Please note that all refunds will be issued in the week commencing 10 April 2023.


COVID-19 Safety Measures

We would like to reassure you that we have implemented additional health and safety measures in line with the Covid-19 guidelines provided by the TOPIK Head Office and the UK government, to be able to still offer TOPIK while keeping our candidates and staff safe. We have implemented the following measures at our test centres :

  • All venues will be thoroughly cleaned prior to the start of all tests.
  • Hand sanitiser and antibacterial wipes will be available, at the registration desk, in all the test rooms and any public areas.
  • Masks/face coverings are recommended although they are not compulsory.
  • You will no longer need to submit a negative Covid-19 test result and Covid-19 declaration form.

Please do not attend your test if you :

  • are in self-quarantine
  • have a Covid-19 symptoms


TOPIK Result and Score Report

  • TOPIK result will be released on the following dates:
    – The 87th TOPIK : Thursday 25 May 2023
    – The 90th TOPIK : Thursday 30 November 2023
  • You can check your score and print your report from the Official TOPIK Website which can be accessed on a computer, not on mobile devices.
  • You do not need to sign up to check your score. You will only need your date of birth and your registration number which can be found on your identification slip.
  • Your score report will be available in digital version only. Printed version is not available unfortunately.
  • Please note that we do not send you a printed or digital copy individually.
  • TOPIK score is valid for two years. Within the valid period, you have unlimited access to your result online at the TOPIK Website.
  • For technical issues in printing your score report, please contact TOPIK Korean office at


TOPIK Past Papers

Visit the official TOPIK website for the past papers.


TOPIK official website


Get in touch

For more information please feel free to contact The Korean Education Centre in the UK