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Exam dates and fees 2019

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Practical exams (session one)

Entry period: 25 February - 15 March 2019

All instruments and grades

Macau July-August

Practical exams (session two)

Entry period: 10 - 28 June 2019

All instruments and grades

Macau November-December

Practical exam fees

Prep Test MOP 1,190
Grade 1 MOP 1,300
Grade 2 MOP 1,380
Grade 3 MOP 1,500
Grade 4 MOP 1,610
Grade 5 MOP 1,710
Grade 6 MOP 1,940
Grade 7 MOP 2,210
Grade 8 MOP 2,550
ARSM MOP 3,580
Performance Assessment MOP 1,710
Ensemble: Primary MOP 2,210
Ensemble: Intermediate MOP 2,550
Ensemble: Advanced MOP 3,580
Choral singing: Primary MOP 2,210
Choral singing: Intermediate MOP 2,550
Choral singing: Advanced MOP 3,580
Choral singing: Attendance Fee MOP 1,500

Music Theory exams (session one)

Entry period: 12 - 30 November 2018

Exam date

Macau Saturday 26 January

Music Theory exams (session two)

Entry period: 18 March - 4 April 2019

Exam date

Macau Saturday 22 June

Music Theory exams (session three)

Entry period: 5 - 23 August 2019

Exam date

Macau Saturday 19 October

Music Theory fees

Grade 1 MOP 600
Grade 2 MOP 650
Grade 3 MOP 680
Grade 4 MOP 780
Grade 5 MOP 860
Grade 6 MOP 1,000
Grade 7 MOP 1,060
Grade 8 MOP 1,090


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: 25 February - 15 March 2019

Exam dates

Macau July-August

Diploma exams (session two)

Entry period: 10 - 28 June 2019

Exam dates

Macau November - December

Diploma fees

DipABRSM (complete exam) MOP 4,870
LRSM (complete exam) MOP 8,840**
FRSM (complete exam) MOP 13,240
Resit fee: DipABRSM MOP 3,900
Resit fee: LRSM MOP 7,070
Resit fee: FRSM MOP 10,590


* 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.

Please note that entries cannot be accepted after the last date of entry.

All fees are payable in advance and must be forwarded with the entry forms.

Method of payment:

Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (Macau) Limited

Name: Macao Youth Symphony Orchestra Association

Account no: 0119100500001643841

Office hours

Macau office hours are 10.00–13.00 and 14.00–19.00 (Monday to Friday).

English-Cantonese interpreter service fee
  • Grades 1–8: MOP 160
  • Diploma: MOP 460

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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