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Applications and Fees

Applications

Applications for the Examinations can be downloaded from Forms and Resources. Please read the instructions carefully and remember to attach a passport photograph.

International Council of Ophthalmology, Examinations Unit 2, Forest Industrial Park, Forest Road, Redbridge, London, IG63HL UK

Opening Date (Standard) 1 September 2017

Candidates wishing to withdraw their applications must do so in writing. For withdrawals received before the closing date a full refund will be given (less a small charge for administration).

No refunds will be allowed for candidates who fail to attend the Examination or who withdraw after the closing date.

Applications received after the closing date may not be considered. Candidate may not be allowed to take the Examination.

Fees

The fees for the Examinations in 2018 are:

  • Foundation Assessment: Please contact the ICO Exams office
  • Basic Science and Optics & Refraction and Use of Instruments: 745 Swiss Francs.
  • Basic Science: 595 Swiss Francs
  • Optics and Refraction and Use of Instruments: 445 Swiss Francs
  • Clinical Sciences: 1015 Swiss Francs
  • Advanced: 650 Swiss Francs

No refund is given to candidates who enroll for both papers but only complete part of the Examination.

For candidates applying within a group through the local coordinator the fee will be considerable reduced. To qualify for a group booking, you must submit all application forms along with one payment for the total amount. Please contact either the local coordinator or the ICO exams office for the reduced fee.

Exam fees can be paid online here.

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