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Exam dates and fees 2019

Practical exams (session one)

Entry period: 09 - 30 August 2019

All instruments and grades

The Philippines November-December

Practical exam fees

Prep Test 2,240 PHP
Grade 1 2,930 PHP
Grade 2 3,480 PHP
Grade 3 3,710 PHP
Grade 4 4,280 PHP
Grade 5 4,610 PHP
Grade 6 4,720 PHP
Grade 7 5,620 PHP
Grade 8 6,550 PHP
ARSM 8,160 PHP
Performance Assessment 4,610 PHP
Ensemble: Primary 5,620 PHP
Ensemble: Intermediate 6,550 PHP
Ensemble: Advanced 8,160 PHP

Music Theory exams (session one)

Entry period: 5 - 23 August 2019

Exam date

The Philippines Saturday 19 October

Music Theory fees

Grade 1 1,490 PHP
Grade 2 1,570 PHP
Grade 3 1,660 PHP
Grade 4 1,990 PHP
Grade 5 2,190 PHP
Grade 6 2,690 PHP
Grade 7 2,930 PHP
Grade 8 2,980 PHP


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: 09 - 30 August 2019

Exam dates

The Philippines November-December

Diploma fees

DipABRSM (complete exam) 9,650 PHP
LRSM (complete exam) 19,740 PHP**
FRSM (complete exam) 28,700 PHP
Resit fee: DipABRSM 7,720 PHP
Resit fee: LRSM 15,790 PHP
Resit fee: FRSM 22,960 PHP


* 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 (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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