International Applicants

The following are the requirements of all international applications who intent to pursue fellowship at the institute, in addition to other requirements mentioned in individual training and study program.

  • Complete and up-to-date curriculum vitae
  • A letter of support from the sponsoring agency
  • A 200-word summary describing their current skills in ophthalmology, future goals,current lacunae in eye care in their home countries, and how the training they hope to receive at LVPEI will benefit them and their home country.
  • A letter of reference from the head of the department/institution in which they are currently working/training

Commonwealth Eye Health Consortium

Coordinated by the International Centre for Eye Health (ICEH), this group of highly respected eye health organisations and academic institutions is delivering an integrated programme of clinical fellowships, research and technology to help strengthen eye health systems across the Commonwealth and provide quality care to all. Find out more about the Consortium

Slots open for CEHC applications

Subspecialty Short Term Fellowship Long Term Fellowship
Cornea and Anterior Segments Oct - Dec 2015 Not available
Glaucoma Oct - Dec 2015 July 2015 - September 2016
Retina & Vitreous Oct - Dec 2015 Not available
Pediatric Ophthalmology July 2015 - September 2015 Jan 2015 - March 2016
Oculoplasty and Ocular Oncology April - June 2015 Not available
Subspecialty Short Term Fellowship Long Term Fellowship
Cornea and Anterior Segments Oct - Dec 2016 July 16 - September 2017
Glaucoma Oct - Dec 2016 Not available
Retina & Vitreous July - Sept 2016 July 16 - September 2017
Pediatric Ophthalmology July - Sept 2016 Not available
Oculoplasty and Ocular Oncology April - June 2016 July 16 - September 2017
Subspecialty Short Term Fellowship Long Term Fellowship
Cornea and Anterior Segments Oct - Dec 2017 Not available
Glaucoma Oct - Dec 2017 July 17 - Sept 18
Retina & Vitreous July - Sept 2017 Not available
Pediatric Ophthalmology April - June 2017 July 17 - Sept 18
Oculoplasty and Ocular Oncology July - Sept 2017 Not available
Subspecialty Short Term Fellowship Long Term Fellowship
Cornea and Anterior Segments Oct - Dec 2018 Not available
Glaucoma Oct - Dec 2018 Not available
Retina & Vitreous July - Sept 2018 Not available
Pediatric Ophthalmology Oct - Dec 2018 Not available
Oculoplasty and Ocular Oncology April - June 2018 Not available

Financial Information

Please note that course fees and maintenance costs are different 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 fee/costs.

Living Costs: Share Accommodation is provided for the International trainees in the Hostel, the cost of this is included in the course fee. The average cost of food at the campus canteen is estimated $3 per day

In case the trainee wants to stay in guest house facility the same is provided at a cost of US $ 75 per week (This depends on the availability of the guest house)

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.

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

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