Discover How Much It Costs To Take an ACCA Course - Don't Miss Out!

by Vicky Sarin

The ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is a global body that offers professional accountancy qualifications in over 180 countries. The ACCA qualification is designed to meet the needs of business and finance professionals everywhere. To obtain this qualification, you must complete several exams. 

This blog post will provide an overview of the ACCA course fees for obtaining the ACCA qualification. It will also discuss study options and other associated expenses. So, if you are interested in learning more about the ACCA course fees, keep reading!

ACCA course fees comprise of

We look at these individually for India, Malaysia and the United Arab Emirates. 

ACCA Registration fees for 2023

Every student wanting to gain entry to ACCA qualification must pay initial registration (one-time) fees. The fees are payable along with your ACCA application and submission of documents.

This ACCA fee varies by country. The registration fees for India, Malaysia and the United Arab Emirates are. 

(We have converted the prices from GBP to the relevant currency of the countries.)

India -3,200 INR
Malaysia - 495 MYR
UAE - 410 AED

ACCA Annual Subscription fees 2023

ACCA students must pay annual subscription fees to maintain their status as active. Subscription fees are due and payable by January 1 each year. 

Non-payment of the annual subscription fees will lead to the student being removed from the register. The students can therefore not appear anymore for the ACCA exams. 

Students will need to pay re-registration fees of 89 GBP for admission back as students. Upon reinstatement, you will need to pay

  • Current year subscription
  • Reinstatement fees, and
  • any other unpaid dues at the time of removal.

The annual subscription fees for India, Malaysia and the United Arab Emirates are. (We have converted the prices from GBP to the relevant currency of the countries. 

India -12,500 INR
Malaysia - 660 MYR
UAE - 555 AED

ACCA Exam fees 2023

The ACCA qualification has three levels: Applied Knowledge, Applied Skills and Strategic Professional. You must pass all 13 exams across the three levels to achieve the ACCA qualification. 

In addition to the 13 exams, you must also complete the Ethics and Professional Skills module. It is recommended to complete the module after your Applied SKill level and before starting your Strategic professional level. 

The three exams at the Applied Knowledge level and the fourth paper, Corporate and business law, are on-demand CBE. Students can sit for these exams at any time during the year.

For all other papers, Students can sit every quarter. Refer to the Important dates for subject-wise exam dates. 

The exam fees vary by level and country in which you choose to write the exams. Students must pay their exam fees before the deadline of the standard entry dates.

The fees for standard exam entry payable are below: (We have converted the prices from GBP to the relevant currency of the countries.)

Applied Knowledge level:

 Exam fees vary from city to city. Students must contact the local CBE centre to book and ask about the exam fees. 

Applied Skills Level exam fee

There are 6 exams at this level. The exam fees per subject for India, Malaysia and UAE are

Exam fees per subject
India -14,000 INR
Malaysia - 755 MYR
UAE - 616 AED

ACCA Professional exam fees

ACCA professional papers exam fee except SBL

Exam fees per subject
India -17,500 INR
Malaysia - 980 MYR
UAE - 795 AED

ACCA SBL exam fee

The ACCA SBL exam fees for India, Malaysia and UAE is as under.

India -24,500 INR
Malaysia - 1330 MYR
UAE - 1090 AED

Ethics and Professional Skills module fees

India -7,200 INR
Malaysia - 415 MYR
UAE - 340 AED

ACCA Approved Study materials

BPP and Kaplan are the only two content providers whom ACCA has approved. This is because ACCA wants to ensure that its students are getting the best possible education and that the content they are learning is of the highest quality.

Both providers offer different advantages, so deciding which provider will fit your learning style best is important.

Eduyush offers both these ACCA-approved books (BPP Books and Kaplan Books) to purchase on its website. The books come in two formats ebooks and paperback.

Each publisher provides two books per subject. BPP provides the Workbook and Practice and revision kit. KAPLAN provides the study text and exam kit. Students need both these books per subject.

Students worldwide can purchase the ebooks from our site. Paperback is restricted for sale in India only.

The BPP ACCA books price per subject are;

India :  INR 1,900 to INR 2,100 for the ebooks, & INR 2900 to INR 3200 for printed books.
Malaysia: MYR 108 to MYR 112 for ebooks set.
United Arab Emirates: AED 87 to 93 AED

The KAPLAN ACCA books price per subject are;

India :  INR 2,800 to INR 3,000 for the ebooks, & INR 3800 to INR 4,000 for printed books.
Malaysia: MYR 162 to MYR 167 for ebooks set.
United Arab Emirates: AED 136 to 139 AED

ACCA online courses

Studying for professional qualifications can be considered an investment. Hence, many students opt-in to take coaching to help them pass on their first attempt.

There are many reasons why students take coaching for their ACCA exams. Coaching helps in:

  •  a better understanding of the material. This is particularly helpful if you struggle with reading or lecture material.
  •  Gives you a structured approach to learning to help you retain information better. 
  •  Providing valuable feedback and exam tips on how to approach the exam
  •  Improving your time management skills, which is crucial when taking such a long and comprehensive exam
  • Accountability and motivation- are two critical elements for success in exams.

Eduyush offers the ACCA BPP online courses. BPP offers pre-recorded lectures from BPP Expert tutors. The online courses 

 -cover the entire syllabus, 
- give you a step-by-step way of learning, 
- Flexible learning on the go (both app and browser)
- assess your concepts with MCQ and 
- give you a CBE simulator to practice your revision kit questions.

The BPP ACCA online courses are more affordable as compared to other ACCA tuition providers.

These are available for purchase at and are priced

India - 4,200 INR to 5,200 INR
Malaysia - 234 MYR to 295 MYR
UAE - 195 AED to 241 AED

Try a demo before you buy.

Closing comments

To obtain an ACCA qualification, students must pay a registration fee, a subscription fee and exam fees. In addition, students need to budget for purchasing ACCA-approved study materials and online courses. If you are interested in learning more about the ACCA course fees or have any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at eduyush. We would be happy to assist you further!

Questions? Answers.

There is no limit to the number of times you can attempt the ACCA exams, but you will need to pay the exam fees each time you register. It's a good idea to carefully review the exam syllabus and consider seeking additional help if you are struggling to pass the exams after multiple attempts.

Yes, ACCA offers exemptions for certain exams for candidates who have completed certain academic programs or have relevant professional qualifications. To request exemptions, you will need to provide documentation and submit an exemption application to the ACCA. Review our comprehensive exemptions calculator to know more.

The pass rate for the ACCA exams varies from exam to exam and from year to year. In general, the pass rate for the ACCA exams is between 35% to 50%. Read our blog on subject wise pass rates to know more.

No, not at all. If you're proficient in the key subjects, then getting a high percentage means very little. The focus should be on becoming knowledgeable and skilled in the core areas of accounting, taxation and finance. Passing exams is simply a formality.

That being said, a high score still looks good on paper and may open doors when applying for jobs. But ultimately, it's your understanding of the material that will matter most in your career.

The answer to this lies on your context and individual career objectives.

Read our detailed analysis on this topic here.

The ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) membership provides numerous benefits, including:

- Professional development opportunities, such as access to the latest technical resources, CPD modules and e-learning tools
- A global community of like-minded professionals to collaborate and share knowledge with
- The ability to connect with employers through the ACCA Jobs service
- Eligibility for reduced rates on a range of products and services, such as insurance, stationery and more

The consequences of non-payment of the annual subscription fees are

As a member:

1) you can't call yourself an ACCA member, and you won't be able to use the ACCA name or logo. 

2) You also won't be able to use any resources, including the online resources. 

3) if you're working as an accountant, you may be unable to use the term "ACCA-qualified" or "ACCA-registered". 

4) If your membership expires and isn't renewed within three years. In that case, your name will be removed from the Register of Members.

5) If you need to apply for CPA accreditation with another accounting body like CPA Australia or Canada, you will be required to furnish a good standing certificate from ACCA for five years. If you haven't paid your membership fees, you won't be able to get your good standing letter

As a student

1) You will not be able to use the members' website or log into MyACCA. You will lose access to many resources, including past exam papers and helpful articles. 

2) You will no longer be eligible to sit the examinations or progress through the qualification.

3) You won't be able to pursue any other qualifications like the DIPIFR

If this is something that happens accidentally, then it is usually quickly resolved by simply paying the outstanding amount of 89 GBP.

If you're looking to become a chartered accountant in the United States, the value of the ACCA qualification cannot be understated.

To be accepted into one of the regional accountancy bodies that confer chartered status (such as the AICPA), you must have completed an accredited course of study from a college or university and have spent at least two years working in the accounting field.

The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants is globally recognized as one of the leading institutions for providing such accredited courses, and their stamp of approval on your degree will go a long way in getting your foot in the door with some of the top accounting firms in America.

It is a difficult question because it depends on your specific situation and goals.

However, in general, we would say that the CA (Chartered Accountant) certification is better for those interested in pursuing a career in accounting and finance.

In comparison, the CFA (Certified Financial Analyst) certification is better for those interested in investment banking or portfolio management.

The ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) certification is more internationally recognized than the CA or CFA, so it may be worth considering if you're interested in working abroad.

Ultimately, though, the best way to decide which certification is proper for you is to speak with experts in each field and get their advice.

The decision of whether ACCA or a degree is better for you depends on your individual goals and circumstances.

ACCA is a professional accounting qualification that is recognized and respected globally and it is focused on accounting and finance. It is a good option for those who want to pursue a career in accounting or finance and do not want to spend the time and money required to earn a degree.

On the other hand, a degree program offers a more well-rounded education and provides a broader range of career options. It also provides more in-depth knowledge in specific field of study and it is good for those who want to pursue a career in a field outside of accounting and finance.

Both ACCA and a degree can be valuable qualifications, it depends on the person's career goals and what they want to achieve in the long term. It's also worth noting that in some countries, it is mandatory to have a degree in order to practice as an accountant.

The 15 subjects in ACCA are

  • Business & Technology (BT)
  • Management Accounting (MA)
  • Financial Accounting (FA)
  • Corporate and Business Law (LW)
  • Taxation (TX)
  • Performance Management (PM)
  • Financial Reporting (FR)
  • Audit and Assurance (AA)
  • Financial Management (FM)
  • Strategic Business Leader (SBL)
  • Strategic Business Reporting (SBR)
  • Advanced Financial Management (AFM)
  • Advanced Performance Management (APM)
  • Advanced Taxation (ATX)
  • Advanced Audit and Assurance (AAA)