ESASO – European School for Advanced Studies in Opthalmology

The European School of Advanced Studies in Ophthalmology (ESASO) is a Swiss Foundation based at the University of Lugano in Switzerland.

It offers post-graduate education to young ophthalmologists during their final part of the residency training. Its modules combine theoretical and practical lessons (wet/dry-lab) taught by an internationally renowned faculty (over 100 visiting professors from 30 countries).

Up to date over international 830 participants passed ESASO modules and took the Diploma Specialist Superior in Ophthalmology, a diploma needed to apply for the school’s master programme, the full year international FELLOWSHIP.
ESASO Fellowship Programme 2015/16
Fellowship Flyer

Further information provides the ESASO image brochure, and the educational programme for 2016 is available at The institutional video provides insight about the campus and classes at

Università della Svizzera italiana
Via Giuseppe Buffi, 13
CH-6904 Lugano

Tel. +41 58 666 46 29
Fax +41 58 666 46 19