ICO Three-Month Fellowships in Ophthalmology for Developing Countries, 2020-2021

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Scholarship Overview

The International Council of Ophthalmology is offering approximately 60 to 90 fellowships in ophthalmology for developing countries students. Fellowships provide young ophthalmologists with exposure to and training in several subspecialties in ophthalmology.

The ICO Three-Month Fellowships help promising young ophthalmologists from developing countries to improve their practical skills and broaden their perspectives of ophthalmology.

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Scholarship Benefits

US$6000 (maximum) to help cover living expenses and return travel.  The exact amount is subject to actual student-style living expenses in the host country.

Scholarship Eligibility

  • Residency training must be completed before applying for the fellowship.
  • Specialist exam in ophthalmology must be successfully passed.
  • Applicant must be under 40 years of age at the time of applying.
  • Applicant must return to home country after the training, resume previous positions, and apply the knowledge gained during the fellowship.
  • Applicant must be reasonably fluent in the language of the fellowship training centre.
  • The ICO recommends that candidates pass one or more ICO exams.
  • Applicants from countries with ophthalmologic societies that are Members of the ICO will receive special consideration.


Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there.

Provider Info
The International Council Of Ophthalmology (Ico)
Australia , Austria , Germany , Italy , Spain , Turkey , United Kingdom , United States of America
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