EBN - European Board of Neurology Examination

General Information

The European Board Examination in Neurology is considered to be a tool for the assessment of neurological training and for boosting its standards. It is an important step towards further harmonisation in European neurology.

Successful candidates from all over the world are conferred the title "Fellow of the European Board of Neurology (FEBN)"

The exam is unified based on European Training Requirements in Neurology and EAN Guidelines. It consists of a step 1 written part testing (handling) knowledge, and a step 2 oral part testing other competencies from the CanMEDS roles.

The exam was held in 2009 for the very first time and since then 752 candidates passed the exam.

Joint Education Board

The European Board Examination in Neurology is a joint assignment of both EAN and UEMS SN/EBN via the Joint Education Board (JEB). Since establishing the JEB, cooperation in this regard is conducted via the board and has a designed framework.

EBN Exam 2023

15th European Board Examination in Neurology 2023

The EBN Exam exists of two partial exams (written and oral) and both will be held ONLINE only for the first time. 

Written exam: May 19, 2023
Oral exam: May 12 & May 13, 2023

Early bird application deadline: January 15, 2023
Final application deadline: March 01, 2023
Deadline for submitting workpieces (CAT, Essay) for the oral examination: March 5, 2023

Please find more information about the EBN Exam and the Application Process on the Website of UEMS-SN: UEMS Section of Neurology - European Board Examination (uems-neuroboard.org)

Discounts and Funding

EAN RRFS, Full and Corresponding members, who participate in the exam, receive 20% discount on their congress registration.

All other exam participants and examiners receive a 10% discount off their congress registration fee.


JEB Examination Committee

In order to effectively organise the continually thriving exam, the Examination Committee has been established. This committee is a working group of the Joint Education Board that will coordinate and conduct all activities concerning the exam, from collecting and supervising questions to management of the examination on-site. The nomination is for at least two years.

Composition of the Examination Committee:


Prof. Jan B.M. Kuks (UEMS-SN/EBN)

Groningen, The Netherlands


Prof. Pablo Irimia-Sieira (EAN)

Pamplona, Spain


Prof. Manuel Alegre Estaban (EAN)

Pamplona, Spain


Prof. Massimiliano Filosto (EAN)

Gussago Brescia, Italy


Dr. David García Azorín (UEMS-SN/EBN)

Valladolid, Spain


Dr. Deborah McIntyre (UEMS-SN/EBN)

Luxembourg, Louxembourg


Dr. Tim Counihan (UEMS-SN/EBN)

Galway, Ireland

EAN EQTF Representative

Dr. Francesco Di Lorenzo

Rome, Italy