PEI_Class_of_2009_Photo_Heather_Richardson_smlApplications for study in 2015  are encouraged by 30 April 2014 with a final closing date of 30 June 2014.


  • You can download a copy of the Program Guide here.

  • Applicants are advised to begin application procedures for relevant scholarships as soon as possible. A number of scholarships are available to students wishing to. If assistance is needed with the scholarship process, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

  • Applicants will be informed if they have secured a place by the end of July 2015.

  • Successful applicants must confirm their place and scholarship by October 2015.

The Pacific Eye Institute postgraduate courses are available at a reasonable cost that funding bodies can support through scholarships. The Fred Hollows Foundation New Zealand has secured the support of the New Zealand and Australian Agencies for International Development (NZAID and AusAID) to provide a number of scholarships for students to attend courses at the Pacific Eye Institute and secure accommodation locally. The Pacific Eye Institute can also provide information and support to prospective students wishing to approach other funding agencies in the region.

News & Updates

Two of the Fred Hollows Foundation NZ’s best ophthalmologists have been recognised as Eye Health Heroes by the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB),

Following the departure of Dr Jim Stewart, PEI’s second director, near the end of 2015, Dr Biu Sikivou took up this role in August 2015.

  • Feb 15- Feb 24      ------ --Wainibokasi Hospital
  • March 29- April 22  ------ Suva Settlements (Waileya & Nanuku) 
  • Feb 15- Feb 24      ------ --Wainibokasi Hospital
  • March 29- April 22  ------ Suva Settlements (Waileya & Nanuku)