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Exam dates and fees 2019

Practical exams (session one)

Entry period: 27 March - 17 April 2019

All instruments and grades

Namibia October

Practical exam fees

Prep Test 330 NAD
Grade 1 360 NAD
Grade 2 440 NAD
Grade 3 500 NAD
Grade 4 560 NAD
Grade 5 610 NAD
Grade 6 660 NAD
Grade 7 760 NAD
Grade 8 890 NAD
ARSM 1,310 NAD
Performance Assessment 610 NAD
Ensemble: Primary 760 NAD
Ensemble: Intermediate 890 NAD
Ensemble: Advanced 1,310 NAD

Music Theory exams (session one)

Entry period: 1 - 11 January 2019

Exam date

Namibia Wednesday 6 March

Music Theory exams (session two)

Entry period: 11 March - 5 April 2019

Exam date

Namibia Wednesday 5 June

Music Theory exams (session three)

Entry period: 15 July - 9 August 2019

Exam date

Namibia Wednesday 9 October

Music Theory fees

Grade 1 220 NAD
Grade 2 240 NAD
Grade 3 250 NAD
Grade 4 290 NAD
Grade 5 320 NAD
Grade 6 370 NAD
Grade 7 390 NAD
Grade 8 420 NAD


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: 27 March - 17 April 2019

Exam dates

Namibia October

Diploma fees

DipABRSM (complete exam) 1,800 NAD
LRSM (complete exam) 4,810 NAD**
FRSM (complete exam) 7,160 NAD
Resit fee: DipABRSM 1,440 NAD
Resit fee: LRSM 3,850 NAD
Resit fee: FRSM 5,730 NAD


* 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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