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Exam dates and fees 2019

Practical exams (session one)

Entry period: 19 Nov - 08 Dec 2018

All instruments and grades

St. Lucia April-May

Practical exam fees

Prep Test 204 XCD
Grade 1 236 XCD
Grade 2 279 XCD
Grade 3 306 XCD
Grade 4 327 XCD
Grade 5 332 XCD
Grade 6 386 XCD
Grade 7 460 XCD
Grade 8 515 XCD
Performance Assessment 332 XCD
Ensemble: Primary 460 XCD
Ensemble: Intermediate 515 XCD
Ensemble: Advanced 757 XCD

Music Theory exams (session one)

Entry period: Friday 19 April 2019

Exam date

St. Lucia Saturday 15 June

Music Theory exams (session two)

Entry period: 19 August - 6 September 2019

Exam date

St. Lucia Saturday 2 November

Music Theory fees

Grade 1 134 XCD
Grade 2 139 XCD
Grade 3 144 XCD
Grade 4 172 XCD
Grade 5 177 XCD
Grade 6 209 XCD
Grade 7 214 XCD
Grade 8 225 XCD


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: 19 Nov - 08 Dec 2018

Exam dates

St. Lucia April-May

Diploma fees

DipABRSM (complete exam) 943 XCD
LRSM (complete exam) 2,883 XCD**
FRSM (complete exam) 4,200 XCD
Resit fee: DipABRSM 750 XCD
Resit fee: LRSM 2,310 XCD
Resit fee: FRSM 3,360 XCD


* 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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