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Exam dates and fees 2019

Special notices

Please note that all exam fees are payable in GBP, by GBP bank draft, and must be forwarded with the entry forms.

For written Music Theory exams, entry forms and exam fees should be paid to the Practical local representative. You will then receive proof of payment which you should send, with a copy of the application form, to the West African Examinations Council with an additional local fee of GHC 100.00.

Practical exams (session one)

Entry period: 25 January - 15 February 2019

All instruments and grades

Ghana May-June

Practical exam fees

Prep Test 48 GBP
Grade 1 54 GBP
Grade 2 60 GBP
Grade 3 66 GBP
Grade 4 71 GBP
Grade 5 78 GBP
Grade 6 89 GBP
Grade 7 103 GBP
Grade 8 118 GBP
Performance Assessment 78 GBP
Ensemble: Primary 103 GBP
Ensemble: Intermediate 118 GBP
Ensemble: Advanced 164 GBP
Choral Singing: Initial 103 GBP
Choral Singing: Intermediate 118 GBP
Choral Singing: Advanced 164 GBP
Choral Singing: Attendance fee 66 GBP

Music Theory exams (session one)

Entry period: 1 - 11 January 2019

Exam date

Ghana Saturday 9 March 2019

Music Theory exams (session two)

Entry period: 12 - 23 August 2019

Exam date

Ghana Wednesday 9 October 2019

Music Theory fees

Grade 1 22 GBP
Grade 2 24 GBP
Grade 3 25 GBP
Grade 4 28 GBP
Grade 5 30 GBP
Grade 6 35 GBP
Grade 7 36 GBP
Grade 8 37 GBP


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: 25 January - 15 February 2019

Exam dates

Ghana May-June

Diploma fees

DipABRSM (complete exam) 214 GBP
LRSM (complete exam) 454 GBP**
FRSM (complete exam) 667 GBP
Resit fee: DipABRSM 171 GBP
Resit fee: LRSM 363 GBP
Resit fee: FRSM 534 GBP


* ARSM exams will take place during Practical exam periods - 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

Please note that all exam fees are payable in GBP, by GBP bank draft, and must be forwarded with the entry forms.

In addition, a local fee of Ghana Cedis 100.00 must be paid to the West African Examinations Council for Written Examinations.

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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