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Practical Session 2 Update - Malta

We appreciate how much the cancellation of our exams has affected learners and we’re working hard on solutions to ensure they can gain their qualifications at the earliest opportunity.

Provided travel and COVID restrictions are lifted, we hope to open a booking period from 24 August – 7 September with exams to be held October - November. We will continue to keep this under review as our ability to accept bookings will be conditional on restrictions not being imposed. Update to Applicants will be announced as soon as we can. Our Representative will provide further guidance in due course. We are looking forward to providing candidates with exams again and thank you for your loyalty and support at this difficult time.

Exam dates and fees 2020

ABRSM has changed the method of payment of entry fees in Malta. To help you to make your entry for the next exam session, please refer to the checklist below.

Please complete your paper entry form as usual (using separate entry forms for Theory/Practical entries) and send it to our local representative, Maria Conrad, by the closing date for the exam session. We're unable to accept entries received after the last date of the entry period.

We cannot currently accept fee payments including card, cash or cheque payments with the paper entry form. Instead, we ask that you send your exam fees by bank transfer as outlined below:

1) On receipt of your entry form, Maria Conrad will send you an email no later than one week after the last date of the entry period, with the following details for payment :

  • ABRSM’s bank account details
  • A unique payment reference code for each candidate, which must be included in the payment reference for the bank transfer (this ensures we're able to link your payment to the relevant candidate/s)
  • You'll receive separate codes for Practical and/or Theory entries
  • A payment can be made for an individual candidate, or if you enter more than one candidate, you can make one bank transfer for all the candidates quoting the series of payment reference codes that the representative has given to you (Practical and Theory payments should still be made separately)

2) When you receive this email, please make your payment for your entries by bank transfer in Euros.

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 (2020)*


Graded Music Exams and ARSM

other Diplomas

Music Medals

Confirmation of marks

free of charge

free of charge

free of charge

Duplicate certificate







Appeal investigation**


Half of the entry fee

Results Review

Grade 1-5: £25
Grade 6-8: £40
ARSM: £40


External 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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