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Exam dates and fees 2017

Music Theory exams (session one)

Last date of entry: Friday 13 January

Exam date

Zimbabwe Wednesday 1 March

Music Theory exams (session two)

Last date of entry: Friday 11 August

Exam date

Zimbabwe Wednesday 11 October

Music Theory fees

Grade 1 24 GBP
Grade 2 27 GBP
Grade 3 28 GBP
Grade 4 31 GBP
Grade 5 34 GBP
Grade 6 40 GBP
Grade 7 42 GBP
Grade 8 47 GBP


Translations of Theory papers are available on request. Please enter a T in the ‘Specific needs’ box for each candidate who requires a translation.

Music Theory exam payment

Please note that we are currently looking into methods of payment for our Music Theory exams in Zimbabwe.

We will let applicants know details as soon as possible, and these will be made available here once confirmed. 

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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