Candidates for graduate study must apply and be accepted into the University by the School or College of their choice.
School of Medicine PhD Programs
College of Engineering
Program in Bioengineering
In keeping with Bascom Palmer Eye Institute’s commitment to global exchange, the McKnight Vision Research Center welcomes trainees from around the world. It should be understood that foreign trainees are typically expected to bring funding from the home country. We will provide as much assistance as possible with fellowship applications.
Foreign research trainees must allow at least 3 months (preferably longer) for the processing of visas. J1 visas are supported by the department of ophthalmology for training periods of three to six months (short term scholars) or for six months to three years (research fellows).
For further information about foreign training visas, please contact:
Human Resources Office
Department of Ophthalmology
Training stipends for graduate students are funded through the graduate programs. It is usually a requirement that medical students, undergraduate and high school trainees agree to serve as a volunteer although some fellowships are available.