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Exam dates and fees 2019

Practical exams (session one)

Entry period: 25 Jan - 15 Feb 2019

All instruments and grades

Nigeria May - June

Practical exam fees

Prep Test 53 GBP
Grade 1 64 GBP
Grade 2 72 GBP
Grade 3 78 GBP
Grade 4 91 GBP
Grade 5 94 GBP
Grade 6 108 GBP
Grade 7 122 GBP
Grade 8 140 GBP
Performance Assessment 94 GBP
Ensemble: Primary 122 GBP
Ensemble: Intermediate 140 GBP
Ensemble: Advanced 192 GBP
Choral Singing: Initial 122 GBP
Choral Singing: Intermediate 140 GBP
Choral Singing: Advanced 192 GBP
Choral Singing: Attendance fee 78 GBP

Music Theory exams (session one)

Entry period: 1 - 11 January 2019

Exam date

Nigeria Wednesday 6 March

Music Theory exams (session two)

Entry period: 19 August - 6 September 2019

Exam date

Nigeria Tuesday 5 November

Music Theory fees

Grade 1 39 GBP
Grade 2 41 GBP
Grade 3 45 GBP
Grade 4 46 GBP
Grade 5 49 GBP
Grade 6 54 GBP
Grade 7 55 GBP
Grade 8 56 GBP


Translations of Theory papers are available on request. Please enter a T in the ‘Specific needs’ box for each candidate who requires a translation.

Diploma exams (session one)

Entry period: 25 Jan - 15 Feb 2019

Exam dates

Nigeria May-June

Diploma fees

DipABRSM (complete exam) 245 GBP
LRSM (complete exam) 533 GBP**
FRSM (complete exam) 777 GBP
Resit fee: DipABRSM 196 GBP
Resit fee: LRSM 426 GBP
Resit fee: FRSM 622 GBP


* ARSM exams will take place during Practical exam periods (as of January 2017) - see the first tab for details of fees.

** LRSM Teaching fees are payable in two instalments. 40% must be paid on submission of the Case Study Portfolio & Video of Teaching Practice. The balance is payable when entering for the remaining sections of the exam.

Diploma retake fees

Please note that retake fees apply only to candidates applying for a partial retake (2.2 or 2.1 and 2.2, etc.). If candidates are retaking the complete exam, the full fee is payable.

Additional information

Other fees and charges (2019)*


Exam taken after 1993

Exam taken from 1977 to 1993

Exam taken before 1977

Confirmation of marks

free of charge



Duplicate certificate

£11.50 (diplomas £18.50, Music Medals £7.00)

included under confirmation of marks fee (see above)

included under confirmation of marks fee (see above)




Appeal investigation**

No fee

Half of the entry fee

Independent review

£60.00 per candidate

£60.00 per candidate

Administrative charge for payment with dishonoured cheque



* The above charges should be paid direct to ABRSM's office in London by sterling draft presentable in the UK or by credit card (Visa or MasterCard). Sterling drafts should be payable to ‘The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music’.

If you wish to pay locally please contact your Local Representative who will advise you of the local fee and method of payment.

** For multiple candidates, the investigation fee charged will not exceed five times the local Grade 5 Practical/Music Theory fee.

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