Exam dates and fees 2021

Special notices

Practical and Music Theory exams

The British Council charge 25% of ABRSM’s fee for administration of exams held in Kuwait.


The Diploma fees shown here do not include the British Council charge of 25% of ABRSM's fee. If you intend taking a Diploma exam at the British Council Centre in Kuwait, please add 25% to the fees listed.

NB: Graded exams

State the ABRSM fee and the total fee, taking the British Council 25% fee into account – see above. Do not round the total fee.

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 (2021)*


Exam taken after 1993

Exam taken from 1977 to 1993

Exam taken before 1977

Confirmation of marks

free of charge



Duplicate certificate

(Diplomas £19.50)

Included under confirmation of marks fee (see above)

Included under confirmation of marks fee (see above)

Practical results review (Grades 1-5)


Practical results review (Grades 6-8 & ARSM)


Online Theory marks review (Grades 1-5)


Theory appeal investigation (Grades 6-8) **

Half of the entry fee

External review (Practical & Theory)


* 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’.

** For multiple candidates, the investigation fee charged will not exceed five times the local Grade 5 Practical/Music Theory fee.

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