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Exam dates and fees 2018

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)

Last date of entry: Friday 9 March

Grade exams

New Zealand May-July

Practical exams (session two)

Last date of entry: Friday 18 May

Grade exams

New Zealand August-September

Practical exams (session three)

Last date of entry: Friday 3 August

Grade and jazz exams

New Zealand October-December

Practical exam fees

Prep Test 90 NZD
Grade 1 126 NZD
Grade 2 145 NZD
Grade 3 149 NZD
Grade 4 179 NZD
Grade 5 185 NZD
Grade 6 220 NZD
Grade 7 247 NZD
Grade 8 273 NZD
Performance Assessment 185 NZD
Ensemble: Primary 220 NZD
Ensemble: Intermediate 247 NZD
Ensemble: Advanced 273 NZD
Choral Singing: Initial 210 NZD
Choral Singing: Intermediate 260 NZD
Choral Singing: Advanced 320 NZD
Choral Singing: Attendance fee 170 NZD

Music Theory exams (session one)

Last date of entry: Friday 9 February

Exam date

New Zealand Saturday 24 March

Music Theory exams (session two)

Last date of entry: Friday 27 April

Exam date

New Zealand Saturday 16 June

Music Theory exams (session three)

Last date of entry: Friday 14 September

Exam date

New Zealand Saturday 3 November

Music Theory fees

Grade 1 68 NZD
Grade 2 70 NZD
Grade 3 72 NZD
Grade 4 88 NZD
Grade 5 95 NZD
Grade 6 109 NZD
Grade 7 113 NZD
Grade 8 115 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 9 March

Exam dates

New Zealand May-July

Diploma exams (session two)

Last date of entry: Friday 3 August

Exam dates

New Zealand October-December

Diploma fees

DipABRSM (complete exam) 566 NZD
LRSM (complete exam) 1,688 NZD**
FRSM (complete exam) 2,448 NZD
Resit fee: DipABRSM 453 NZD
Resit fee: LRSM 1,350 NZD
Resit fee: FRSM 1,958 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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