How to Apply


Please read through the Application Form checklist to ensure that all criteria can be met prior to completing the Application Form.


Once the Application Form is completed please convert the file to PDF and send to fellowships@sehf.org.au with all relevant attachments in PDF format. Please note that only PDF format will be accepted.

Once applications close:

  • Applicants not selected for interview will be notified by email.
  • Applicants shortlisted for interview will be contacted by telephone or email.
  • Three referee reports may be requested for short-listed applicants only, prior to the interview.

Please forward any additional fellowship enquiries to fellowships@sehf.org.au

Remuneration and Engagement Conditions

The Fellowships are Honorary Medical Officer appointments of Sydney Eye Hospital, with a stipend offered by the Foundation.

The stipend is $55,000 per annum (taxable), plus an allowance of $1,000 is offered per Fellowship to cover certain registration costs that are imposed by Immigration, AHPRA and RANZCO. These amounts are subject to change.

The hospital’s extensive library provides current and relevant biomedical information to enhance and support patient care, education and research. The Foundation also provides the Fellows with accounting support to complete their taxation returns at the end of their 12-month Fellowships.

Length of Fellowship Training

These Fellowships are for a period of twelve months depending upon the practical start date, being either January or July each year. However, the applicant’s preferred start date can be adversely impacted by the lack of required information provided with their application.

Please note that lead times in getting all the necessary approvals in place can take as long as eight months. Therefore, time and attention to the application instructions are of the essence—please ensure that you follow the guidelines in detail.

Fellowship Qualifications and Requirements

Applicants need to be a fully qualified Ophthalmologist in their country. Applicants also need to provide the following:

  • Evidence of English language proficiency (academic IELTS, OET, Academic PTE, TOEFL iBT, NZREX or PLAB or adequate evidence of exemption from the English test requirement due to secondary/high school and/or medical education was undertaken in English in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Ireland, South Africa, USA or the UK.
  • Undergraduate medical degree.
  • Experience in postgraduate teaching to registrars and residents.

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