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​ All candidates - with the exception of students who received a Bachelor's degree from the faculty - who do not have English as their mother tongue (candidates who are not citizens of Australia, English-speaking Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the UK and United States  of America, or who did not obtain a prior degree in one of these countries) have to submit a certificate proving that they speak English. The Faculty of Theology requires a minimum score of -79-80 pt.  on the Internet-based TOEFL, 550 pt. on  the paper version of the TOEFL, 213 on the computer version of the TOEFL or an IELTS score of - 7 pt. If the candidate can prove that he / she successfully attended at least one year of study in higher education (at least 54 ECTS credits) in English, the candidate can ask the Admissions Committee to be exempted from the obligation to present other formal proof of language proficiency . In this case, additional material may be asked that demonstrates the proficiency in English. Note that the applicant is only exempted from the obligation to submit a TOEFL / IELTS certificate after explicit approval from the Admissions Committee.

  • Ingeborg Stalmans was born in Leuven in 1971 and obtained her medical degree with greatest distinction in 1996 at the KULeuven. She received a scholarship from the FWO and combined her residency in ophthalmology in Leuven with basic research in the laboratory of Prof Carmeliet (1997-2002). The subject of her PhD thesis work was the role of VEGF in retinal angiogenesis and in the pathogenesis of DiGeorge syndrome. This work resulted in several high-impact papers (Nature Medicine) and was rewarded by the prestigious Glaxo Smith-Kline prize. She runs the laboratory of ophthalmology at the KULeuven and has, together with her 2 PhD students, obtained 8 grants from the Funds for Research in Ophthalmology between 1996 and 2007. The current focus of her research work is retinal (anti-)angiogenesis, and wound healing in glaucoma surgery.
  • She was trained as a glaucoma specialist by Prof Thierry Zeyen and is currently working with him as Adjunct Clinic Head in the glaucoma unit of UZ Leuven. For her clinical research in the glaucoma field, she has received the Pfizer Research Award in 2006. As a glaucoma specialist and researcher, she is frequently giving lectures both nationally and internationally (EVER, EGS, ARVO,…) and she is active in the organization of various glaucoma teaching initiatives (workshops at OB, symposia at EVER…). She is a member of the EGS Special Interest Groups on Neuroprotection (for which she organized their fist meeting in Leuven in May 2008) and Ocuar Blood Flow. She is currently active as Programme Secretary of the EVER Glaucoma Section.

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