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Exam dates and fees 2019

Practical exams (session one)

Entry period: 6 December 2018 - 8 January 2019

All instruments and grades

Hong Kong April-May

Practical exams (session two)

Entry period: 28 February - 23 March 2019

All instruments and grades

Hong Kong August-November

Practical exam fees

Prep Test 940 HKD
Grade 1 1,180 HKD
Grade 2 1,350 HKD
Grade 3 1,460 HKD
Grade 4 1,600 HKD
Grade 5 1,710 HKD
Grade 6 1,900 HKD
Grade 7 2,160 HKD
Grade 8 2,590 HKD
ARSM 3,560 HKD
Performance Assessment 1,710 HKD
Ensemble: Primary 2,160 HKD
Ensemble: Intermediate 2,590 HKD
Ensemble: Advanced 3,560 HKD
Choral Singing: Initial 2,160 HKD
Choral Singing: Intermediate 2,590 HKD
Choral Singing: Advance 3,560 HKD
Choral Singing: Attendance Fee 1,460 HKD

Music Theory exams (session one)

Entry period: 8 - 30 November 2018

Exam date

Hong Kong Saturday 26 January

Music Theory exams (session two)

Entry period: 14 March - 6 April 2019

Exam date

Hong Kong Saturday 22 June

Music Theory exams (session three)

Entry period: 15 July - 6 August 2019

Exam date

Hong Kong Saturday 19 October

Music Theory fees

Grade 1 590 HKD
Grade 2 630 HKD
Grade 3 670 HKD
Grade 4 780 HKD
Grade 5 870 HKD
Grade 6 990 HKD
Grade 7 1,030 HKD
Grade 8 1,070 HKD

Special notices

The Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority will normally charge supplementary fees in respect of late entry, late payment, the rescheduling of practical examinations and other changes required after submission of entry.

The last dates of entry refer to in-person registration. For details of postal or online registration last dates of entry, please visit (Chinese) or (English).

Diploma exams (session one)

Entry period: 6 December 2018 - 8 January 2019

Exam dates

Hong Kong April-May

Diploma exams (session two)

Entry period: 28 February - 23 March 2019

Exam dates

Hong Kong August

Diploma exams (session three)

Entry period: 10 - 28 June 2019

Exam dates

Hong Kong October-November

Diploma fees

DipABRSM (complete exam) 4,820 HKD
LRSM (complete exam) 8,760 HKD**
FRSM (complete exam) 12,960 HKD
Resit fee: DipABRSM 3,860 HKD
Resit fee: LRSM 7,010 HKD
Resit fee: FRSM 10,370 HKD


* 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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