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Exam dates and fees 2019

Special notices

Matric Equivalence for ABRSM

For details on Matric Accreditation requirements and Portfolio work, please contact your Regional Co-ordinator.

Matriek-akkreditering vir ABRSM

Kontak asseblief u plaaslike verteenwoordiger vir besonderhede rakende Matriekakkreditasie en Portefeuljevereistes.

Practical exams (session one)

Entry period (regions below only): 02 - 22 Feb 2019

All instruments and grades

Major centres only May-June

Practical exams (session two)

Entry period (regions below only): 15 March - 5 April 2019

All instruments and grades

Eastern & Western Cape, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal August-October

Practical exams (session three)

Entry period (regions below only): 06 - 26 April 2019

All instruments and grades

Gauteng & surrounding regions September-October

Practical exam fees

Prep Test 580 ZAR
Grade 1 640 ZAR
Grade 2 720 ZAR
Grade 3 760 ZAR
Grade 4 990 ZAR
Grade 5 1,080 ZAR
Grade 6 1,190 ZAR
Grade 7 1,360 ZAR
Grade 8 1,550 ZAR
ARSM 2,240 ZAR
Performance Assessment 1,080 ZAR
Ensemble: Primary 1,360 ZAR
Ensemble: Intermediate 1,550 ZAR
Ensemble: Advanced 2,240 ZAR
Choral Singing: Initial 1,360 ZAR
Choral Singing: Intermediate 1,550 ZAR
Choral Singing: Advanced 2,240 ZAR
Attendance fee 760 ZAR

Notes

All fees are VAT inclusive.

Music Theory exams (session one)

Entry period: 2 - 18 January 2019

Exam date

South Africa Wednesday 6 March

Music Theory exams (session two)

Entry period: 11 March - 5 April 2019

Exam date

South Africa Wednesday 5 June

Music Theory exams (session three)

Entry period: 15 July - 9 August 2019

Exam date

South Africa Wednesday 9 October

Music Theory fees

Grade 1 340 ZAR
Grade 2 390 ZAR
Grade 3 410 ZAR
Grade 4 490 ZAR
Grade 5 570 ZAR
Grade 6 660 ZAR
Grade 7 730 ZAR
Grade 8 800 ZAR

Notes

All fees are VAT inclusive.

Theory papers are available in Afrikaans at all Grades. Please put an ‘I’ in the ‘Specific needs’ box by the candidate's name on the entry form.

Teorievraestelle is vir alle Grade in Afrikaans beskikbaar. Plaas asseblief ‘n ‘I’ in die “Specific needs”-blokkie langs die kandidaat se naam op die inskrywingsvorm.

Diploma exams (session one)

Entry period (regions below only): 02 - 22 Feb 2019

Exam dates

Major centres only May-June

Diploma exams (session two)

Entry period (regions below only): 15 March - 5 April 2019

Exam dates

Eastern & Western Cape, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal August-October

Diploma exams (session three)

Entry period (regions below only): 06 - 26 April 2019

Exam dates

Gauteng & surrounding regions September-October

Diploma fees

DipABRSM (complete exam) 3,130.00 ZAR
LRSM (complete exam) 8,430 ZAR**
FRSM (complete exam) 12,360 ZAR
Resit fee: DipABRSM 2,500 ZAR
Resit fee: LRSM 6,740 ZAR
Resit fee: FRSM 9,890 ZAR

Notes

All fees are VAT inclusive.

* 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.

Special notices

Matric Equivalence for ABRSM

For details on Matric Accreditation requirements and Portfolio work, please contact your Regional Co-ordinator.

Matriek-akkreditering vir ABRSM

Kontak asseblief u plaaslike verteenwoordiger vir besonderhede rakende Matriekakkreditasie en Portefeuljevereistes.

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

£42.00

£53.00

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)

 

Practical

Theory

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

£22.00

£22.00

* 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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