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Exam dates and fees 2019

Practical exams (session one)

Entry period: 11 January - 1 February 2019

All instruments and grades

Bulgaria May-June

Practical exam fees

Prep Test 84 BGN
Grade 1 104 BGN
Grade 2 114 BGN
Grade 3 119 BGN
Grade 4 130 BGN
Grade 5 134 BGN
Grade 6 151 BGN
Grade 7 179 BGN
Grade 8 197 BGN
Performance Assessment 134 BGN
Ensemble: Primary 179 BGN
Ensemble: Intermediate 197 BGN
Ensemble: Advanced 304 BGN

Music Theory exams (session one)

Entry period: 11 March - 5 April 2019

Exam date

Bulgaria Saturday 1 June 2019

Music Theory exams (session two)

Entry period: 26 August - 13 September 2019

Exam date

Bulgaria Tuesday 5 November 2019

Music Theory fees

Grade 1 72 BGN
Grade 2 77 BGN
Grade 3 79 BGN
Grade 4 84 BGN
Grade 5 88 BGN
Grade 6 104 BGN
Grade 7 107 BGN
Grade 8 112 BGN


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: 11 January - 1 February 2019

Exam dates

Bulgaria May-June

Diploma fees

DipABRSM (complete exam) 406 BGN
LRSM (complete exam) 1,192 BGN**
FRSM (complete exam) 1,727 BGN
Resit fee: DipABRSM 325 BGN
Resit fee: LRSM 954 BGN
Resit fee: FRSM 1,382 BGN


* 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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