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EBO Application 2023

EBO 2023 Exam Announcement:

In 2023, the EBO will be running 2 examinations for those seeking to achieve the European Board of Ophthalmology Diploma:

  • On Friday May 12th 2023- Applications open on October 3rd and close on December 5th 2022
  • A second EBO exam will be held in Autumn 2023- Applications open on February 1st and close on April 3rd 2023

For online exams, a remote-proctoring system will be used (a third party service that will monitor candidates taking exams through their devices). Applicants should be sure that their device and broadband will be capable of taking an examination online. Most modern laptops (Windows 10 or Apple Mac) should be adequate, but we will provide a test so that you can check


  • Please note there is a limited capacity of places for the EBO Exam. Therefore, in the event of high demand a ‘first come first served’ policy will be implemented. So it is in your interest to submit your application urgently.
  • Please ensure you read the examination eligibility criteria in advance of completing your application – If you are still unsure about your eligibility please contact before submitting an application.
  • Please select the application link according to your qualification status (Specialist/Resident)
    Specialist applicantsmust be a Specialist at the time of application. Resident applicants – must have begun the final year of residency at the time of the EBO examination 
  • German Specialists are required to send a copy of their Specialist certification to immediately after applying
  • French Specialists are required to send a copy of their CV to immediately after applying
  • All Residents are required to send an approval letter from their programme chair/ Head of department by email to immediately after applying. Resident applications are not complete without this letter, please have it ready before applying online. Please see sample of an approval letter Approval Letter Sample
  • Please note you will be required to upload your photo during the application process. Applications are not complete without this photo so please ensure you have it ready before applying online. Photo should be head and shoulders passport style in Jpeg format.
  • Please note it is very important to respond to all email correspondence regarding the exam without delay. In the event of delayed responses, we may be forced to cancel your application.
  • The fee to sit the 2023 EBO exams is €500 and is non-refundable and non-transferable. Please ensure that you are eligible and available to sit the 2023 EBO Online Exam before applying, as no refunds/transfers will be processed.
  • The EBO 2023 exam is published in English only. Please ensure that your understanding of English is at an acceptable level to sit this exam as no alternatives are available.


May 2023 Exam Application:

Resident Application

Specialist Application


May Exam – December 5th 2022

Autumn Exam- April 3rd 2023



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