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Exam dates and fees 2018

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Practical exams (session one)

Registration period: 2-13 January

All instruments and grades

United Arab Emirates April-June

Practical exams (session two)

Registration period: 10-19 September

All instruments and grades

United Arab Emirates November-December

Practical exam fees

Prep Test 350 AED
Grade 1 480 AED
Grade 2 500 AED
Grade 3 510 AED
Grade 4 560 AED
Grade 5 570 AED
Grade 6 690 AED
Grade 7 780 AED
Grade 8 900 AED
ARSM 1,350 AED
Performance Assessment 570 AED
Ensemble: Primary 650 AED
Ensemble: Intermediate 740 AED
Ensemble: Advanced 850 AED

Music Theory exams (session one)

Registration period: 2-11 January

Exam date

Abu Dhabi Friday 2 March
Dubai and Sharjah Saturday 3 March

Music Theory exams (session two)

Registration period: 10-20 September

Exam date

Abu Dhabi Friday 2 November
Dubai and Sharjah Saturday 3 November

Music Theory fees

Grade 1 260 AED
Grade 2 270 AED
Grade 3 280 AED
Grade 4 300 AED
Grade 5 310 AED
Grade 6 360 AED
Grade 7 380 AED
Grade 8 410 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)

Registration period: 2-13 January

Exam dates

United Arab Emirates April-June

Diploma exams (session two)

Registration period: 10-19 September

Exam dates

United Arab Emirates November-December

Diploma fees

DipABRSM (complete exam) 1,850 AED
LRSM (complete exam) 5,630 AED**
FRSM (complete exam) 8,300 AED
Resit fee: DipABRSM 1,480 AED
Resit fee: LRSM 4,500 AED
Resit fee: FRSM 6,640 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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