Villa Saroli, Viale Stefano Franscini, 9
PO BOX 5269 - CH-6901 Lugano, Switzerland
T +41 (0)91 921 11 54 - F +41 (0)91 921 11 25
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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 fees cover tuition, course material, lunches (at the hospital canteen) and lodging (single room) at partner hotels.

For the Oculoplastic module in Malta (January 2018) the fee is of € 2’500.– including accommodation.

For the Medical Retina module in Rome (February 2018), the Basic and Intermediate Surgical Retina module in Lublin (October 2018) and the Medical Retina module in Ljubljana (November 2018), the fee is of € 1’500.–. The accommodation is not included and ESASO will not arrange it.

For the rest of the 2018 modules the fee is € 2’300.– and is paid with one single advanced installment, usually 90 days prior to the beginning of the module to secure participation.

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.

Online Application

For the modules held in Europe, please apply on the programme page of the Lugano Campus.

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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