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Exam dates and fees 2019

Practical exams (session one)

Entry period: 01 - 22 March 2019

All instruments and grades

Taiwan June-August

Practical exam fees

Prep Test 98 USD
Grade 1 109 USD
Grade 2 117 USD
Grade 3 122 USD
Grade 4 155 USD
Grade 5 165 USD
Grade 6 198 USD
Grade 7 213 USD
Grade 8 251 USD
Performance Assessment 165 USD
Ensemble: Primary 213 USD
Ensemble: Intermediate 251 USD
Ensemble: Advanced 371USD
Choral Singing: Primary 213 USD
Choral Singing: Intermediate 251 USD
Choral Singing: Advanced 371 USD
Choral Singing: Attendance Fee 122 USD

Music Theory exams (session one)

Entry period: 12 - 30 November 2018

Exam date

Taiwan Saturday 26 January 2019

Music Theory exams (session two)

Entry period: 5 - 23 August 2019

Exam date

Taiwan Saturday 19 October 2019

Music Theory fees

Grade 1 55 USD
Grade 2 58 USD
Grade 3 60 USD
Grade 4 74 USD
Grade 5 81 USD
Grade 6 94 USD
Grade 7 96 USD
Grade 8 101 USD


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: 01 - 22 March 2019

Exam dates

Taiwan June-August

Diploma fees

DipABRSM (complete exam) 481 USD
LRSM (complete exam) 1,464 USD**
FRSM (complete exam) 2,091 USD
Resit fee: DipABRSM 385 USD
Resit fee: LRSM 1,171 USD
Resit fee: FRSM 1,673 USD


* 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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