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Exam dates and fees 2018

2018 Practical exams (session one)

Entry period: 1-31 October 2017

All instruments and grades

Turkey January

2018 Practical exams (session two)

Entry period: 2 January - 13 February

All instruments and grades

Turkey April-May

2018 Practical exam fees

Prep Test 43 GBP
Grade 1 53 GBP
Grade 2 57 GBP
Grade 3 58 GBP
Grade 4 62 GBP
Grade 5 65 GBP
Grade 6 82 GBP
Grade 7 94 GBP
Grade 8 104 GBP
Performance Assessment 65 GBP
Ensemble: Primary 75 GBP
Ensemble: Intermediate 86 GBP
Ensemble: Advanced 95 GBP

2018 Music Theory exams (session one)

Entry period: 1-31 December 2017

Exam date

Turkey Saturday 3 March

2018 Music Theory exams (session two)

Entry period: 13 August - 15 September 2018

Exam date

Turkey Saturday 3 November

2018 Music Theory fees

Grade 1 39 GBP
Grade 2 40 GBP
Grade 3 41 GBP
Grade 4 45 GBP
Grade 5 46 GBP
Grade 6 49 GBP
Grade 7 51 GBP
Grade 8 55 GBP

2018 Diploma exams (session one)

Entry period: 1-31 October 2017

Exam dates

Turkey January

2018 Diploma exams (session two)

Entry period: 2 January - 13 February

Exam dates

Turkey April-May

2018 Diploma fees

DipABRSM (complete exam) 199 GBP
LRSM (complete exam) 573 GBP**
FRSM (complete exam) 873 GBP
Resit fee: DipABRSM 159 GBP
Resit fee: LRSM 458 GBP
Resit fee: FRSM 698 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 (2018)*


Exam taken after 1993

Exam taken from 1977 to 1993

Exam taken before 1977

Confirmation of marks

free of charge



Duplicate certificate

£11.00 (diplomas £18.00, Music Medals £6.50)

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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