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Exam dates and fees 2018

Practical exams (session one)

Entry period (regions below only): 7 April - 29 April

All instruments and grades

Botswana September-October

Practical exam fees

Prep Test 550 ZAR
Grade 1 610 ZAR
Grade 2 680 ZAR
Grade 3 720 ZAR
Grade 4 940 ZAR
Grade 5 1,030 ZAR
Grade 6 1,130 ZAR
Grade 7 1,290 ZAR
Grade 8 1,470 ZAR
ARSM 2,130 ZAR
Performance Assessment 1,030 ZAR
Ensemble: Primary 1,020 ZAR
Ensemble: Intermediate 1,170 ZAR
Ensemble: Advanced 1,330 ZAR
Choral Singing: Initial 1,020 ZAR
Choral Singing: Intermediate 1,280 ZAR
Choral Singing: Advanced 1,560 ZAR
Attendance fee 840 ZAR


All fees are VAT inclusive.

Music Theory exams (session one)

Entry period: 2-24 January

Exam date

Botswana Wednesday 7 March

Music Theory exams (session two)

Entry period: 17 March - 13 April

Exam date

Botswana Wednesday 6 June

Music Theory exams (session three)

Entry period: 21 July - 10 August

Exam date

Botswana Wednesday 10 October

Music Theory fees

Grade 1 320 ZAR
Grade 2 370 ZAR
Grade 3 390 ZAR
Grade 4 470 ZAR
Grade 5 540 ZAR
Grade 6 630 ZAR
Grade 7 690 ZAR
Grade 8 760 ZAR


All fees are VAT inclusive.

Theory papers are available in Afrikaans at all Grades. Please put an ‘I’ in the ‘Specific needs’ box by the candidate's name on the entry form.

Teorievraestelle is vir alle Grade in Afrikaans beskikbaar. Plaas asseblief ‘n ‘I’ in die “Specific needs”-blokkie langs die kandidaat se naam op die inskrywingsvorm.

Diploma exams (session one)

Entry period (regions below only): 7 April - 29 April

Exam dates

Botswana September-October

Diploma fees

DipABRSM (complete exam) 2,970 ZAR
LRSM (complete exam) 8,010 ZAR**
FRSM (complete exam) 11,740 ZAR
Resit fee: DipABRSM 2,380 ZAR
Resit fee: LRSM 6,410 ZAR
Resit fee: FRSM 9,390 ZAR


All fees are VAT inclusive.

* 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.

Special notices

Matric Equivalence for ABRSM

For details on Matric Accreditation requirements and Portfolio work, please contact your Regional Co-ordinator.

Matriek-akkreditering vir ABRSM

Kontak asseblief u plaaslike verteenwoordiger vir besonderhede rakende Matriekakkreditasie en Portefeuljevereistes.

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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