Please note that course fees and maintenance costs are separate for national and international applicants.
International applicants must apply to LVPEI through their sponsoring agencies and include in their applications a letter from their sponsoring agency guaranteeing financial support. They are not eligible for stipends given by LVPEI, although they can receive a stipend from their sponsoring agencies.
Course Fees: Course fees for Indian applicants vary according to the department and the subspecialty; please see individual sections for exact rates.
Living Costs: Accommodation is provided free of cost. The average cost of food at the campus canteen is estimated at INR 4000 per month for Indian applicants and $3 per day for international applicants.
Stipends: Stipends are only available for Indian applicants who are applying for long-term fellowships in ophthalmology, optometry, eye bank training, or vision rehabilitation. Fellowships and program not mentioned here do not provide for stipends.
The stipends provided are as follows:
Long-term fellowships in comprehensive ophthalmology and the subspecialties:
INR 15000 per month
- Long-term fellowship in optometry: INR 3000 per month
Stipend and Leave Benefits
All long-term fellows receive a monthly stipend by LVPEI during the program, unless otherwise stated. Trainees sponsored by other organizations receive the stipend from the sponsoring agency. All long-term fellows are entitled to leave of absence as per the rules that govern the fellowship. Short-term trainees do not receive any stipend or leave benefits