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Exam dates and fees 2017

Practical exams (session one)

Last date of entry: Friday 17 February

All instruments and grades

Vietnam June

Practical exam fees

Prep Test 1,400,000 VND
Grade 1 1,720,000 VND
Grade 2 1,990,000 VND
Grade 3 2,030,000 VND
Grade 4 2,100,000 VND
Grade 5 2,400,000 VND
Grade 6 2,980,000 VND
Grade 7 3,250,000 VND
Grade 8 4,180,000 VND
ARSM 6,220,000 VND
Performance Assessment 2,400,000 VND
Ensemble: Primary 2,980,000 VND
Ensemble: Intermediate 3,250,000 VND
Ensemble: Advanced 4,180,000 VND

Music Theory exams (session one)

Last date of entry: Friday 13 January

Exam date

Vietnam Saturday 4 March

Music Theory exams (session two)

Last date of entry: Friday 21 April

Exam date

Vietnam Saturday 17 June

Music Theory exams (session three)

Last date of entry: Friday 8 September

Exam date

Vietnam Saturday 4 November

Music Theory fees

Grade 1 660,000 VND
Grade 2 720,000 VND
Grade 3 810,000 VND
Grade 4 1,080,000 VND
Grade 5 1,220,000 VND
Grade 6 1,580,000 VND
Grade 7 1,760,000 VND
Grade 8 1,880,000 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)

Last date of entry: Friday 17 February

Exam dates

Vietnam June

Diploma fees

DipABRSM (complete exam) 8,140,000 VND
LRSM (complete exam) 23,980,000 VND**
FRSM (complete exam) 34,920,000 VND


* 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 (2017)*


Exam taken after 1993

Exam taken from 1977 to 1993

Exam taken before 1977

Confirmation of marks

free of charge



Duplicate certificate

£10.50 (diplomas £17.50)

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

* 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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