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Exam dates and fees 2019

Practical exams (session one)

Entry period: 1-18 January 2019

All instruments and grades

United Arab Emirates April-June

Practical exams (session two)

Entry period: 02 - 20 September 2019

All instruments and grades

United Arab Emirates November-December

Practical exam fees

Prep Test 380 AED
Grade 1 520 AED
Grade 2 540 AED
Grade 3 550 AED
Grade 4 600 AED
Grade 5 620 AED
Grade 6 750 AED
Grade 7 840 AED
Grade 8 970 AED
ARSM 1,460 AED
Performance Assessment 620 AED
Ensemble: Primary 840 AED
Ensemble: Intermediate 970 AED
Ensemble: Advanced 1,460 AED

Music Theory exams (session one)

Entry period: 1 - 17 January 2019

Exam date

Abu Dhabi and Al Ain Friday 1 March
Dubai and Sharjah Saturday 2 March

Music Theory exams (session two)

Entry period: 2 - 20 September 2019

Exam date

Abu Dhabi and Al Ain Friday 1 November
Dubai and Sharjah Saturday 2 November

Music Theory fees

Grade 1 280 AED
Grade 2 290 AED
Grade 3 300 AED
Grade 4 320 AED
Grade 5 330 AED
Grade 6 390 AED
Grade 7 410 AED
Grade 8 440 AED

Notes

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: 1 - 18 January 2019

Exam dates

United Arab Emirates April-June

Diploma exams (session two)

Entry period: 02 - 20 September 2019

Exam dates

United Arab Emirates November-December

Diploma fees

DipABRSM (complete exam) 2,000 AED
LRSM (complete exam) 6,080 AED**
FRSM (complete exam) 8,960 AED
Resit fee: DipABRSM 1,600 AED
Resit fee: LRSM 4,860 AED
Resit fee: FRSM 7,170 AED

Notes

* 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

£41.00

£51.00

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)

 

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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