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Exam dates and fees 2019

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Practical exams (session one)

Entry period: 18 January - 8 February 2019

All instruments and grades

Paris & Nice May/June

Practical exams (session two)

Entry period: 8 - 29 March 2019

All instruments and grades

Bordeaux June

Practical exams (session three)

Entry period:  16 September - 7 October 2019

All instruments and grades

Paris & Bordeaux November-December

Practical exam fees

Prep Test 68 EUR
Grade 1 77 EUR
Grade 2 97 EUR
Grade 3 101 EUR
Grade 4 122 EUR
Grade 5 128 EUR
Grade 6 140 EUR
Grade 7 156 EUR
Grade 8 178 EUR
Performance Assessment 128 EUR
Ensemble: Primary 156 EUR
Ensemble: Intermediate 178 EUR
Ensemble: Advanced 271 EUR

Music Theory exams (session one)

Entry period: 1 - 11 January 2019

Exam date

France Wednesday 6 March 2019

Music Theory exams (session two)

Entry period: 29 March - 19 April 2019

Exam date

France Saturday 15 June 2019

Music Theory exams (session three)

Entry period: 29 August - 19 September 2019

Exam date

France Tuesday 5 November 2019

Music Theory fees

Grade 1 43 EUR
Grade 2 49 EUR
Grade 3 55 EUR
Grade 4 58 EUR
Grade 5 61 EUR
Grade 6 66 EUR
Grade 7 69 EUR
Grade 8 76 EUR


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: 18 January - 8 February 2019

Exam dates

Paris & Nice May/June

Diploma exams (session two)

Entry period: 8 - 29 March 2019

Exam dates

Bordeaux June

Diploma exams (session three)

Entry period: 16 September - 7 October 2019

Exam dates

Paris & Bordeaux November-December

Diploma fees

DipABRSM (complete exam) 346 EUR
LRSM (complete exam) 898 EUR**
FRSM (complete exam) 1,319 EUR
Resit fee: DipABRSM 277 EUR
Resit fee: LRSM 718 EUR
Resit fee: FRSM 1,055 EUR


* ARSM exams take place during Practical exam periods - see the first tab for details of exam dates and 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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