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Exam dates and fees 2019

Practical exams (session one)

Entry period: 1 - 22 February 2019

All instruments and grades

Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City May-June

Practical exams (session two)

Entry period: 31 July – 21 August 2019

PLEASE NOTE: The British International School will be closed until 13 August and won't be able to receive entries during this time. All entries for Ho Chi Minh City can be made from 14 August onwards.

All instruments and grades

Hanoi, Da Nang, Ho Chi Minh City November-December

Practical exam fees

Prep Test 1,530,000 VND
Grade 1 1,880,000 VND
Grade 2 2,170,000 VND
Grade 3 2,220,000 VND
Grade 4 2,290,000 VND
Grade 5 2,620,000 VND
Grade 6 3,260,000 VND
Grade 7 3,550,000 VND
Grade 8 4,570,000 VND
ARSM 6,790,000 VND
Performance Assessment 2,620,000 VND
Ensemble: Primary 3,550,000 VND
Ensemble: Intermediate 4,570,000 VND
Ensemble: Advanced 6,790,000 VND

Music Theory exams (session one)

Entry period: 7 -18 January 2019

Exam date

Vietnam Saturday 2 March 2019

Music Theory exams (session two)

Entry period: 25 March - 11 April 2019

Exam date

Vietnam Saturday 15 June 2019

Music Theory exams (session three)

Entry period: 26 August - 13 September 2019

Exam date

Vietnam Saturday 2 November 2019

Music Theory fees

Grade 1 720,000 VND
Grade 2 790,000 VND
Grade 3 880,000 VND
Grade 4 1,180,000 VND
Grade 5 1,330,000 VND
Grade 6 1,730,000 VND
Grade 7 1,920,000 VND
Grade 8 2,050,000 VND


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 - 22 February 2019

Exam dates

Vietnam June

Diploma fees

DipABRSM (complete exam) 8,890,000 VND
LRSM (complete exam) 26,190,000 VND**
FRSM (complete exam) 38,140,000 VND
Resit fee: DipABRSM 7,110,000 VND
Resit fee: LRSM 20,950,000 VND
Resit fee: FRSM 30,510,000 VND


* 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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