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Exam dates and fees 2019

ABRSM has changed the method of payment of entry fees in Malta for 2019. 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, Friday 18 January 2019. We're unable to accept entries received after 18 January 2019.

For the 2019 exams ,we'll be unable to 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 with the following details for payment by 25 January 2019 at the latest:

  • 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.

Practical exams (session one)

Entry period: 1 - 18 January 2019

All instruments and grades

Malta March–April

Practical exams (session two)

Entry period: 1 - 21 July 2019

All instruments and grades

Malta October–November

Practical exam fees

Prep Test 63 Euro
Grade 1 70 Euro
Grade 2 75 Euro
Grade 3 80 Euro
Grade 4 87 Euro
Grade 5 92 Euro
Grade 6 98 Euro
Grade 7 108 Euro
Grade 8 119 Euro
ARSM 179 Euro
Performance Assessment 92 Euro
Ensemble: Primary 108 Euro
Ensemble: Intermediate 119 Euro
Ensemble: Advanced 179 Euro

Music Theory exams (session one)

Entry period: 1 - 18 January 2019

Exam date

Malta Saturday 2 March 2019

Music Theory exams (session two)

Entry period: 1 - 21 July 2019

Exam date

Malta Saturday 2 November 2019

Music Theory fees

Grade 1 47 Euro
Grade 2 50 Euro
Grade 3 57 Euro
Grade 4 59 Euro
Grade 5 63 Euro
Grade 6 65 Euro
Grade 7 67 Euro
Grade 8 70 Euro


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)

Entry period: 1 - 18 January 2019

Exam dates

Malta March–April

Diploma exams (session two)

Entry period: 1 - 21 July 2019

Exam dates

Malta October–November

Diploma fees

DipABRSM (complete exam) 239 Euro
LRSM (complete exam) 681 Euro**
FRSM (complete exam) 996 Euro
Resit fee: DipABRSM 191 Euro
Resit fee: LRSM 545 Euro
Resit fee: FRSM 797 Euro


* ARSM exams will take place during Practical exam periods - 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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