We are not running exams in China at the moment. We hope to restart exams in the future and will provide updates here and on our dates and fees page.

我们目前没有在中国大陆举办任何考试。我们希望将来重新举办考试。请关注我们的网站以获取最新消息。

Refunds for Practical and Performance Grade exams from January to 31 December 2021.

To support customers affected by ongoing COVID restrictions, for all instrumental and singing exams in all countries, any absent candidate will automatically receive a full refund. This includes Performance Grade exams where the candidate has been unable to record and upload their video.

You do not need to contact us to request a refund. However, it will help us if you can log in to your account and cancel the exam. 

Please note this policy does not include Grade 1 to 5 online Music Theory exams.

  • For Performance Grades we will issue refunds within one month of the end of the exam session (not the exam date).

Withdrawals and refunds

Notice of withdrawal of any candidate who can't be present for an exam must be sent in writing with an explanation of the reason as soon as possible and no later than the day of the exam. This should be sent to the office where the original entry was sent.

Provided this is done and the withdrawal is made necessary by some unavoidable and unpredictable event (such as illness or injury, which should be supported by documentary evidence such as a medical certificate), half of the entry fee may be refunded.

A candidate who's withdrawn from an exam may be re-entered in the next exam session if the last date of entry hasn't passed. In such cases, a new entry and full payment must be submitted, as entry details/payment can't be transferred from one period to the next.

A candidate in quarantine for any infection must be withdrawn. If exams are cancelled owing to quarantine, alternative appointments/fee refunds may be offered at ABRSM’s discretion.

Download entry forms

Please ensure that you complete and return two copies of your exam entry form to your local representative or contact.

Graded music exams and ARSM

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Practical (Instrumental and Singing), ARSM and Music Theory entry form

Ensembles and Choral Singing exams

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Ensembles entry form

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Choral Singing entry form

DipABRSM, LRSM and FRSM diplomas

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Diploma entry form

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Diploma exam day declaration (DipABRSM and LRSM Performance & Direction candidates only – print out this declaration and give it to the examiners at the start of your exam)



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