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Exam dates and fees 2019

New Zealand payment details

All fees are payable in advance and must be forwarded with the entry forms or transferred to the following bank accounts.

Exam entries for Auckland, Northland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty and Gisborne

Account Name

Carla Johnston T/A ABRSM

Account Number


Exam entries for Wellington, Wairarapa, Hawkes Bay, Manawatu-Wanganui and Taranaki

Account Name

ABRSM Wellington

Account Number


Exam entries for South Island

Account Name

ABRSM Christchurch

Account Number


Practical exams (session one)

Entry period: 15 February - 8 March 2019

Grade exams

New Zealand May-July

Practical exams (session two)

Entry period: 26 April - 17 May 2019

Grade exams

New Zealand August-September

Practical exams (session three)

Entry period: 12 July - 2 August 2019

Grade and jazz exams

New Zealand October-December

Practical exam fees

Prep Test 95 NZD
Grade 1 132 NZD
Grade 2 152 NZD
Grade 3 156 NZD
Grade 4 188 NZD
Grade 5 194 NZD
Grade 6 231 NZD
Grade 7 259 NZD
Grade 8 287 NZD
Performance Assessment 194 NZD
Ensemble: Primary 259 NZD
Ensemble: Intermediate 287 NZD
Ensemble: Advanced 428 NZD
Choral Singing: Initial 259 NZD
Choral Singing: Intermediate 287 NZD
Choral Singing: Advanced 428 NZD
Choral Singing: Attendance fee 156 NZD

Music Theory exams (session one)

Entry period: 14 January - 8 February 2019

Exam date

New Zealand Saturday 23 March

Music Theory exams (session two)

Entry period: 29 March - 26 April 2019

Exam date

New Zealand Saturday 15 June

Music Theory exams (session three)

Entry period: 26 August - 13 September 2019

Exam date

New Zealand Saturday 2 November

Music Theory fees

Grade 1 71 NZD
Grade 2 74 NZD
Grade 3 76 NZD
Grade 4 92 NZD
Grade 5 100 NZD
Grade 6 114 NZD
Grade 7 119 NZD
Grade 8 121 NZD


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: 15 Feb - 08 March 2019

Exam dates

New Zealand May-July

Diploma exams (session three)

Entry period: 12 July - 02 August 2019

Exam dates

New Zealand October-December

Diploma fees

DipABRSM (complete exam) 594 NZD
LRSM (complete exam) 1,772 NZD**
FRSM (complete exam) 2,570 NZD
Resit fee: DipABRSM 475 NZD
Resit fee: LRSM 1,418 NZD
Resit fee: FRSM 2,056 NZD


* 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


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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