ESHI Examinations

Transplant Immunology ESHI Examination

Next ESHI Examination

DatePlaceApplication deadline
19th of May 2024Geneva, Switzerland7th of April 2024

The application is now open.

All candidates – including new candidates and those who postponed or failed previously – must apply through the QuizOne platform accessible through the buttons below
We do not accept any document as support to applications by any means other than uploaded on the dedicated web-platform. Documents received by any other means will not be considered as part of an application.

Please note that once the deadline date to apply is passed, no application will be acceptable by any means.

Before clicking the “Apply” button, please carefully read the EBSQ policies and Eligibility criteria and ensure that you are ready to submit all required documents.

Please also ensure that you pay the fees before the deadlines.

Places are limited. Do not wait until last minute to finalise your application as places will be offered on a first come, first serve basis from date of application completion.

Candidates are responsible for their own application and its follow-up. Checking up regularly emails, and junk emails, is highly recommended – the UEMS Section of Surgery will not be responsible for any missed information sent via email.

You wish to apply to the next ESHI Examination in Transplant Immunology  and you are a new candidate.
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Fellowship of the European Board of Surgery

To apply for certification as Fellow of the European Board of Surgery (FEBS) in the specialty of Transplantation Immunology offered by the European Board of Surgery and the European Board of Transplantation Immunology, a candidate has to undergo a two-step quality validation process: Eligibility (Part l) and Examination (Part ll).

A candidate successfully passing the examination will be qualified as: Fellow of the European Board of Surgery (FEBS) in Transplantation Immunology.

The Fellowship of the UEMS is a significant high-level indication of professional competence and excellence. It basically reflects the ongoing important European standardisation, harmonisation and quality assurance process in medicine.

At present, the fellowship of itself has no automatic legal recognition in the European Union or any other country. Individual recognition of qualifications by the national authorities is supported by the EBSQ committee and the number of countries officially adopting the Board exam is continuously rising. The future perspective of this European diploma is to be seen in unanimous legalization within the ongoing project of the European harmonization process of medical education.

The European Board of Transplant Immunology (EBTI) is responsible for developing and maintaining a “higher” training program in Transplantation Immunology and Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics (European Specialisation certificate in Histocompatibility and Immunology (ESHI)) throughout Europe.

It is envisaged that the ESHI certificate will become a recognised and necessary part of the development of scientists working in H&I as they progress into senior positions within European laboratories.

The candidate for the ESHI title in Transplant Immunology should be a future opinion leader in transplant immunology.

Examination organisation & rules

Eligibility Requirements

To show proof of eligibility a candidate has to show evidence of completion of training in all pertinent areas contained within the syllabus and that they have worked within clinical H&I for at least 5 years for science graduates and 3 years if they are medically qualified.

Existing qualifications (such as RCPath in H&I in the UK, Fachimmungenetiker-DGI in Germany, Opleidingseisen Medische Immunologie in the Netherlands and Especialidad de Immunologia in Spain), higher degrees and publications, although not mandatory, will strengthen the application.

Eligibility Assessment

Eligibility of an application will only be reviewed by the board once all required documents are provided and the Eligibility fee has been paid. Once these conditions are met, applications are treated by “first-come, first-served” principle. Incomplete applications or unpaid fees will result in delay of evaluation of your application.
Please read the instructions carefully and submit all required documents to support your application.


The ESHI exam consists of two core modules, of which each candidate MUST register for at least one:

  • H&I in solid organ transplantation
  • H&I in HSC transplantation

And two additional modules can also be applied for:

  • H&I in disease association
  • H&I in transfusion

Application documents

Application to the EBSQ Examination in Breast Surgery is composed of the following documents.

Application documents checklist

  • Application Form duly completed, signed by the applicant, the laboratory director and the training supervisor if different
  • ESHI Syllabus completed and signed by the applicant, the Head of Lab
    and Training supervisor
  • Certificates of attendance at educational activities
  • Certificates of local professional qualifications and any higher degrees
  • CV
  • 2 passport photographs

Examination fees

The total fee for the ESHI examination is €550:

  • €200 for the Eligibility Assessment
  • €350 for the Examination

Payments must be made via Paypal directly on the QuizOne platform dedicated to registrations before the deadlines dates.

The eligibility fee is to be paid when the applicant registers for the exam.

The examination fee should be paid once the eligibility of the applicant has been confirmed, within two weeks following confirmation of selection, to finalise the registration for the examination.

All fees paid are non-refundable. The exam fee may be transferred to another exam sitting if more than 30 days’ notice is given.

For those who have been assessed eligible, you may postpone for up to 24 months without having to pass and pay the eligibility assessment again. After 24 months you must go through the eligibility assessment again.

Failing the exam, a new attempt in the forthcoming exams is possible, the resit fee is €350.

Cancellation policy

Cancellation/Postponement up to 30 days before the exam:

  • Exam fees (if paid) postponed to next sitting + an admin charge of 90 euro will be charged when candidate re-apply for the exam.

Cancellation/Postponement less than 30 days before the exam:

  • Exam fees are not transferred to the next exam and not refundable.  When re-applying for the exam, the candidate must pay the exam fee again + 90 euros administration fee.

Reasonable cancellations within 30 days of the exam will be considered on a case by case basis at the discretion of the Board of Examination. Supporting documentation is required.

For those who have been assessed eligible, you may postpone for up to 24 months without having to pass and pay the eligibility assessment again. After 24 months you must go through the eligibility assessment again and pay its fee. 

All fees paid are non-refundable.

Re-issue of certificates

Fellows are responsible for their Certificates. New Certificates will not be re-issued in case of loss.

If there is an error on your certificate you must contact the office within 3 months of receiving the certificate to have the certificate reissued.

Examination format

The examination itself is an oral exam which will last for 60-90 minutes and will be undertaken by three-four examiners to ensure coverage of the areas of the syllabus that relate to the modules the candidate has applied for. The candidate will be expected to answer questions on relevant areas of the syllabus, and also to discuss with the examiners two case studies and a scientific paper which will be given to the candidate one hour before the oral examination.

The exam is provided twice a year, if demand requires.

Results & failures

Results are given as pass/fail as examinations are oral.

It’s possible for candidates to pass some modules and not others. However, they have to sit and pass at least one of the core modules (solid organ transplantation and/or haematopoietic stem cell transplantation).

Failing the exam, a new attempt in the forthcoming exams is possible, the resit fee is €350.

The certificate reflects what modules have been passed.

For details on the ESHI examination , please read carefully the following document:

For information on Preparatory Course , please follow this link: