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International Ophtalmology

University of Sydney

12 months
51000 AUD/year
36000 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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The International Ophtalmology program at the University of Sydney focuses on the specific training needs of clinicians in developing countries with a particular emphasis on the Asia-Pacific region. The course provides students with the skills to competently practise ophthalmology at the highest possible standard with an emphasis on the specific diseases and pathologies of their home countries. 


The International Ophtalmology program at the University of Sydney gives students the opportunity to learn both the theoretical knowledge and practical skills to enable them to competently diagnose and manage common eye conditions, diseases and injuries to the eye. Clinical and basic sciences are taught online and local and visiting mentors provide valuable teaching and supervision in the student's working environment.

As a Master of International Ophthalmology student, you will enter one of two streams: the Community Ophthalmology stream, for medical graduates with little or no ophthalmology specialist training from countries without specialised ophthalmology services, or the Vocational Ophthalmology stream, for students who have completed a specialised training program in their home country.

Career Pathways 

Medical graduates in the Asia-Pacific region interested in ophthalmology will benefit from the Master of International Ophthalmology, which can lead to qualifications endorsed by their local health ministry. Successful graduates may be eligible for ophthalmology positions with an overseas health department.

International Ophthalmology graduates will gain practical skills that include knowledge of the prognosis and management of common eye conditions, diseases and injuries. The course also provides students with the opportunity to complete extensive practical experience, including performing ophthalmic surgery and management of post-operative complications.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Acute and Emergency Eye Presentations 
  • Clinical Ophthalmology  
  • Glaucoma 
  • Medical Retina 
  • Ophthalmic Anatomy 
  • Ophthalmic Optics 
  • Ophthalmology in Developing Countries

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


48 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS Number: 00026A 

  • A successful applicant for admission to the Master of International Ophthalmology will hold a MD from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualification. In exceptional circumstances the dean may admit applicants without this qualification who, in the opinion of the school, have qualifications and evidence of experience and achievement sufficient to successfully undertake the award.
  • Applicants from countries without established vocational (specialist) ophthalmology training programs and working in an ophthalmology unit are eligible for admission to the Community Ophthalmology stream.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    51000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 51000 AUD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    36000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 36000 AUD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Sydney

1882 - 3547 AUD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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