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Exam dates and fees 2017

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, Manwatu-Wanganui and Taranki

Account Name

ABRSM Wellington

Account Number


Exam entries for South Island

Account Name

ABRSM Christchurch

Account Number


Practical exams (session one)

Last date of entry: Friday 10 March

Grade exams

New Zealand May-June

Practical exams (session two)

Last date of entry: Friday 19 May

Grade exams

New Zealand August-September

Practical exams (session three)

Last date of entry: Friday 4 August

Grade and jazz exams

New Zealand October-December

Practical exam fees

Prep Test 88 NZD
Grade 1 124 NZD
Grade 2 142 NZD
Grade 3 146 NZD
Grade 4 175 NZD
Grade 5 181 NZD
Grade 6 216 NZD
Grade 7 242 NZD
Grade 8 268 NZD
Performance Assessment 181 NZD
Ensemble: Primary 216 NZD
Ensemble: Intermediate 242 NZD
Ensemble: Advanced 268 NZD
Choral Singing: Initial 210 NZD
Choral Singing: Intermediate 260 NZD
Choral Singing: Advanced 310 NZD
Choral Singing: Attendance fee 170 NZD

Music Theory exams (session one)

Last date of entry: Friday 10 February

Exam date

New Zealand Saturday 25 March

Music Theory exams (session two)

Last date of entry: Friday 5 May

Exam date

New Zealand Saturday 17 June

Music Theory exams (session three)

Last date of entry: Friday 15 September

Exam date

New Zealand Saturday 4 November

Music Theory fees

Grade 1 67 NZD
Grade 2 69 NZD
Grade 3 71 NZD
Grade 4 86 NZD
Grade 5 93 NZD
Grade 6 107 NZD
Grade 7 111 NZD
Grade 8 113 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)

Last date of entry: Friday 10 March

Exam dates

New Zealand May-June

Diploma exams (session two)

Last date of entry: Friday 4 August

Exam dates

New Zealand October-December

Diploma fees

DipABRSM (complete exam) 555 NZD
LRSM (complete exam) 1,655 NZD**
FRSM (complete exam) 2,400 NZD
Resit fee: DipABRSM 440 NZD
Resit fee: LRSM 1,320 NZD
Resit fee: FRSM 1,920 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


Practical and Music Theory exams

Confirmation of marks


Duplicate certificate





Appeal investigation**

No fee

Half of the entry fee

Independent review*

£60.00 per candidate

£60.00 per candidate

* 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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