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Admission and regulation

Admission requirements

  • Master of Medicine obtained at an university acknowledged by its respective country regulation
  • Specialization degree in Ophthalmology obtained according to current regulation

Tuition fees

The general fees cover tuition, course material, lunches (at the hospital canteen) and lodging (single room) at partner hotels.


For the Oculoplastics module (January 2019) the fee is of € 2’500.– including accommodation.

For the Cornea and Corneal Refractive Surgery module in Vinnytsia, Ukraine (May 2019) the fee is of € 1’500.–. The accommodation is not included and ESASO will not arrange it.

For the rest of the 2019 modules the fee is € 2’300.– and is paid with one single advanced instalment, usually 90 days prior to the beginning of the module to secure participation.

For the Oculoplastics module (January and April 2020) the fee is of € 2’500.– including accommodation.

For the Medical Retina modules the fee is of € 2’300.– including accommodation.

For the rest of the 2020 modules the fee is € 2’400.– including accommodation.

For all modules: – € 500.- without accommodation

Method of payment

Successful candidates receive a formal letter of acceptance from the ESASO Administration.

The amount of the fee may be then credited to a bank account.

Cancellations made up to 40 days prior to the beginning of the module will qualify for a refund of the payment amount received less a EUR 500.- administration fee.

Payment policy

All registered participants admitted in the ESASO Modules should pay the tuition fee as per the total amount stated in both the invoice and the admission letter within 2 weeks from the date of the invoice receipt without undue delay.  ESASO might freely decide to grant an extension of the payment deadline upon the receipt of a prompt applicable justification for the delay from the candidate.

The same justification must reach the ESASO Administration ( prior the expiration of the first set payment deadline.

The payment of the tuition fee automatically leads to full registration and is paid with one single advanced installment, usually 90 days prior to the beginning of the module.

Cancellation policy

Once the candidate is fully registered in one of the ESASO Modules, any cancellation is regulated by our below Cancellation Policy.


  • 100%: up to 7 calendar days before the beginning of the event
  • 50%: up to 14 calendar days before the beginning of the event
  • 30%: up to 21 calendar days before the beginning of the event
  • 15%: up to 30 calendar days before the beginning of the event

The due penalty will be retained by ESASO from a full refund amount. The refund due will be made within four weeks after the end of the event.

For those candidates wishing to reapply for another ESASO Module within 6 months from the cancellation’s date a discount of EUR 300 will be applied on the new tuition fee (including accommodation only). On this note, the candidate will carry full responsibility for pointing out his/her right for discount within the online application.

Online Application

For the modules held in Europe, please apply on the Calendar & Application page (<ESASO Modules<Education).

The full application package, to be sent in a Portable Document Format (PDF) files, will include:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Copy of the Degree/Master in Medicine
  • Copy of the Specialization in Ophthalmology
  • Passport copy
  • Sponsorship certificate if tuition fee is paid by institutions or an industry sponsor (as evidence of financial support).



Applications may be accepted within the limits of available places.


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