LUMS Admission: Everything You Need To Know Before Applying

The article will be all about LUMS Admission procedure, and how you can get a placement in one of the best business schools in Pakistan.

Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) is a private research institute that is situated in Lahore, Punjab. Founded in 1984 by one of the most noteworthy veterans of the Pakistani business community Mr. Syed Babar Ali with many other industrialists as patrons of the project, the institute was intended create the next generation of successful businessmen in Pakistan.

Since then, the institute has developed further, with the launch of a liberal arts undergraduate school in 1994, a law school in 2004, an engineering school in 2008 and an education school in 2017. Presently, LUMS is widely regarded as one of the best institutes in the country. The university boasts a body of around 4,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and 248 members in the faculty staff, of whom, one-third possess PhD degrees.

Being one of the revered institutes with the entire academic arena, LUMS boasts the credentials of a prestigious institute as well. The LUMS business school received accreditation by AACSB in Pakistan. Furthermore, it is among the only two business schools in Pakistan to receive certification from the South Asian Quality Assurance System.

Als, LUMS came in at number 1 in Pakistan in the QS University Rankings 2016, 111th in Asia and among the top 700 in the world. The institute also boasts being ranked among the top 250 universities globally for business and among the top 400 universities globally in mathematics by the QS rankings. For the 2020-21 rankings, QS ranked LUMS at number 4 out of all universities in Pakistan, and between 651 and 700 globally.

LUMS is one of the most well known institutes all across Pakistan and is a coveted prize for any young student who aspires to be a part of this institute. It is among the most searched institutes among Pakistani’s according to Google Trends.

All You Need to Know about LUMS Admission:

If you’re a student aspiring to opt for a prestigious institute, LUMS is definitely one of the places to consider. The institute can let you choose from a wide assortment of disciplines, provided that your prior academic credentials are up to their eligibility criteria in order for you to qualify for the test. However, meeting the criteria will not guarantee a student’s admission. Students qualify for LUMS admission based on the following factors:

  • Academic Background
  • Performance in the Admission Test
  • Completed and submitted application form and supporting documents by the stipulated deadline
  • Interview (if called)

Undergraduate Programs:

There’s a wide array of disciplines for the younger lot of students to specialize in. Following are some of the details that ought to be borne in mind by the candidates:

List of Programs:

Following is the list of undergraduate programs and the qualification parameters set by the institute against each program:

S.No Discipline Eligibility Criteria Test Requirements
1 BA (Hons) English Following is the criteria for qualification:
  • Completion of Matric with minimum 70% marks or above & FA with 65% marks or above
  • FSc/ ICS/ICOM with 70% marks or above.
  • Completion of O’ Levels (at least 8 subjects) with an average grade of at least ‘B’ in all subjects
  • A’ Levels (at least three full credit A Levels subjects) with an average of 2 B’s and 1 C grade across best three subjects. E grade shall not be entertained. Also Advanced Subsidiary subject/s shall not receive any credit for the A Level General Paper or for an A Level grade less than an E;
  • American High School Diploma (HSD) with score of 70% or above/Grade point average of B or above
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) with at least 28 out of 45 points
Candidates applying for the said program shall take one of the following tests in order qualify:
  • SAT (with Essay)

OR

  • ACT (with Essay)
2 BA (Hons) History Following is the criteria for qualification:
  • Completion of Matric with minimum 70% marks or above & FA with 65% marks or above
  • FSc/ ICS/ICOM with 70% marks or above.
  • Completion of O’ Levels (at least 8 subjects) with an average grade of at least ‘B’ in all subjects
  • A’ Levels (at least three full credit A Levels subjects) with an average of 2 B’s and 1 C grade across best three subjects. E grade shall not be entertained. Also Advanced Subsidiary subject/s shall not receive any credit for the A Level General Paper or for an A Level grade less than an E;
  • American High School Diploma (HSD) with score of 70% or above/Grade point average of B or above
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) with at least 28 out of 45 points
Candidates applying for the said program shall take one of the following tests in order qualify:
  • SAT (with Essay)

OR

  • ACT (with Essay)
3 BA (Hons) LL.B Following is the criteria for qualification:
  • Completion of Matric with minimum 70% marks or above & FA with 65% marks or above
  • FSc/ ICS/ICOM with 70% marks or above.
  • Completion of O’ Levels (at least 8 subjects) with an average grade of at least ‘B’ in all subjects
  • A’ Levels (at least three full credit A Levels subjects) with an average of 2 B’s and 1 C grade across best three subjects. E grade shall not be entertained. Also Advanced Subsidiary subject/s shall not receive any credit for the A Level General Paper or for an A Level grade less than an E;
  • American High School Diploma (HSD) with score of 70% or above/Grade point average of B or above
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) with at least 28 out of 45 points
Candidates applying for the said program shall take one of the following tests in order qualify:
  • SAT (with Essay)

OR

  • ACT (with Essay)
4 BS Biology Following is the criteria for qualification:
  • Completion of Matric with minimum 70% marks or above & FA with 65% marks or above
  • FSc/ ICS/ICOM with 70% marks or above.
  • Completion of O’ Levels (at least 8 subjects) with an average grade of at least ‘B’ in all subjects
  • A’ Levels (at least three full credit A Levels subjects) with an average of 2 B’s and 1 C grade across best three subjects. E grade shall not be entertained. Prerequisite subjects for SBASSE are Biology, Chemistry, Computing, Computer Science, Mathematics, Further Mathematics and Physics.
  • American High School Diploma (HSD) with score of 70% or above/Grade point average of B or above
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) with at least 28 out of 45 points
Candidates applying for the program shall take the following two admission tests in order to qualify.
  • SAT (with Essay) OR ACT (with Essay)

AND

  • LUMS UG SBASSE Subject Test OR SAT Subject Test (in at least 3 of the 4 SAT subject tests) listed below:
    • Biology-M
    • Chemistry
    • Mathematics II-C
    • Physics
5 BS Chemical Engineering Following is the criteria for qualification:
  • Completion of Matric with minimum 70% marks or above & FA with 65% marks or above
  • FSc/ ICS/ICOM with 70% marks or above.
  • Completion of O’ Levels (at least 8 subjects) with an average grade of at least ‘B’ in all subjects
  • A’ Levels (at least three full credit A Levels subjects) with an average of 2 B’s and 1 C grade across best three subjects. E grade shall not be entertained. Prerequisite subjects for SBASSE are Biology, Chemistry, Computing, Computer Science, Mathematics, Further Mathematics and Physics.
  • American High School Diploma (HSD) with score of 70% or above/Grade point average of B or above
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) with at least 28 out of 45 points
Candidates applying for the program shall take the following two admission tests in order to qualify.
  • SAT (with Essay) OR ACT (with Essay)

AND

  • LUMS UG SBASSE Subject Test OR SAT Subject Test (in at least 3 of the 4 SAT subject tests) listed below:
    • Biology-M
    • Chemistry
    • Mathematics II-C
    • Physics
6 BS Chemistry Following is the criteria for qualification:
  • Completion of Matric with minimum 70% marks or above & FA with 65% marks or above
  • FSc/ ICS/ICOM with 70% marks or above.
  • Completion of O’ Levels (at least 8 subjects) with an average grade of at least ‘B’ in all subjects
  • A’ Levels (at least three full credit A Levels subjects) with an average of 2 B’s and 1 C grade across best three subjects. E grade shall not be entertained. Prerequisite subjects for SBASSE are Biology, Chemistry, Computing, Computer Science, Mathematics, Further Mathematics and Physics.
  • American High School Diploma (HSD) with score of 70% or above/Grade point average of B or above
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) with at least 28 out of 45 points
Candidates applying for the program shall take the following two admission tests in order to qualify.
  • SAT (with Essay) OR ACT (with Essay)

AND

  • LUMS UG SBASSE Subject Test OR SAT Subject Test (in at least 3 of the 4 SAT subject tests) listed below:
    • Biology-M
    • Chemistry
    • Mathematics II-C
    • Physics
7 BS Computer Sciences Following is the criteria for qualification:
  • Completion of Matric with minimum 70% marks or above & FA with 65% marks or above
  • FSc/ ICS/ICOM with 70% marks or above.
  • Completion of O’ Levels (at least 8 subjects) with an average grade of at least ‘B’ in all subjects
  • A’ Levels (at least three full credit A Levels subjects) with an average of 2 B’s and 1 C grade across best three subjects. E grade shall not be entertained.
  • Prerequisite subjects for SBASSE are Biology, Chemistry, Computing, Computer Science, Mathematics, Further Mathematics and Physics.
  • American High School Diploma (HSD) with score of 70% or above/Grade point average of B or above
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) with at least 28 out of 45 points
Candidates applying for the program shall take the following two admission tests in order to qualify.
  • SAT (with Essay) OR ACT (with Essay)

AND

  • LUMS UG SBASSE Subject Test OR SAT Subject Test (in at least 3 of the 4 SAT subject tests) listed below:
    • Biology-M
    • Chemistry
    • Mathematics II-C
    • Physics
8 BS Electrical Engineering Following is the criteria for qualification:
  • Completion of Matric with minimum 70% marks or above & FA with 65% marks or above
  • FSc/ ICS/ICOM with 70% marks or above.
  • Completion of O’ Levels (at least 8 subjects) with an average grade of at least ‘B’ in all subjects
  • A’ Levels (at least three full credit A Levels subjects) with an average of 2 B’s and 1 C grade across best three subjects. E grade shall not be entertained.
  • Prerequisite subjects for SBASSE are Biology, Chemistry, Computing, Computer Science, Mathematics, Further Mathematics and Physics.
  • American High School Diploma (HSD) with score of 70% or above/Grade point average of B or above
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) with at least 28 out of 45 points
Candidates applying for the program shall take the following two admission tests in order to qualify.
  • SAT (with Essay) OR ACT (with Essay)

AND

  • LUMS UG SBASSE Subject Test OR SAT Subject Test (in at least 3 of the 4 SAT subject tests) listed below:
    • Biology-M
    • Chemistry
    • Mathematics II-C
    • Physics
9 BS Mathematics Following is the criteria for qualification:
  • Completion of Matric with minimum 70% marks or above & FA with 65% marks or above
  • FSc/ ICS/ICOM with 70% marks or above.
  • Completion of O’ Levels (at least 8 subjects) with an average grade of at least ‘B’ in all subjects
  • A’ Levels (at least three full credit A Levels subjects) with an average of 2 B’s and 1 C grade across best three subjects. E grade shall not be entertained.
  • Prerequisite subjects for SBASSE are Biology, Chemistry, Computing, Computer Science, Mathematics, Further Mathematics and Physics.
  • American High School Diploma (HSD) with score of 70% or above/Grade point average of B or above
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) with at least 28 out of 45 points
Candidates applying for the program shall take the following two admission tests in order to qualify.
  • SAT (with Essay) OR ACT (with Essay)

AND

  • LUMS UG SBASSE Subject Test OR SAT Subject Test (in at least 3 of the 4 SAT subject tests) listed below:
    • Biology-M
    • Chemistry
    • Mathematics II-C
    • Physics
10 BS Physics Following is the criteria for qualification:
  • Completion of Matric with minimum 70% marks or above & FA with 65% marks or above
  • FSc/ ICS/ICOM with 70% marks or above.
  • Completion of O’ Levels (at least 8 subjects) with an average grade of at least ‘B’ in all subjects
  • A’ Levels (at least three full credit A Levels subjects) with an average of 2 B’s and 1 C grade across best three subjects. E grade shall not be entertained.
  • Prerequisite subjects for SBASSE are Biology, Chemistry, Computing, Computer Science, Mathematics, Further Mathematics and Physics.
  • American High School Diploma (HSD) with score of 70% or above/Grade point average of B or above
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) with at least 28 out of 45 points
Candidates applying for the program shall take the following two admission tests in order to qualify.
  • SAT (with Essay) OR ACT (with Essay)

AND

  • LUMS UG SBASSE Subject Test OR SAT Subject Test (in at least 3 of the 4 SAT subject tests) listed below:
    • Biology-M
    • Chemistry
    • Mathematics II-C
    • Physics
11 BSc (Hons) Accounting & Finance Following is the criteria for qualification:
  • Completion of Matric with minimum 70% marks or above & FA with 65% marks or above
  • FSc/ ICS/ICOM with 70% marks or above.
  • Completion of O’ Levels (at least 8 subjects) with an average grade of at least ‘B’ in all subjects
  • A’ Levels (at least three full credit A Levels subjects) with an average of 2 B’s and 1 C grade across best three subjects. E grade shall not be entertained. Also Advanced Subsidiary subject/s shall not receive any credit for the A Level General Paper or for an A Level grade less than an E;
  • American High School Diploma (HSD) with score of 70% or above/Grade point average of B or above
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) with at least 28 out of 45 points
Candidates applying for the said program shall take one of the following tests in order qualify:
  • SAT (with Essay)

OR

  • ACT (with Essay)
12 BSc (Hons) Anthropology and Sociology Following is the criteria for qualification:
  • Completion of Matric with minimum 70% marks or above & FA with 65% marks or above
  • FSc/ ICS/ICOM with 70% marks or above.
  • Completion of O’ Levels (at least 8 subjects) with an average grade of at least ‘B’ in all subjects
  • A’ Levels (at least three full credit A Levels subjects) with an average of 2 B’s and 1 C grade across best three subjects. E grade shall not be entertained. Also Advanced Subsidiary subject/s shall not receive any credit for the A Level General Paper or for an A Level grade less than an E;
  • American High School Diploma (HSD) with score of 70% or above/Grade point average of B or above
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) with at least 28 out of 45 points
Candidates applying for the program shall take the following two admission tests in order to qualify.
  • SAT (with Essay)

OR

  • ACT (with Essay)
13 BSc (Hons) Management Science Following is the criteria for qualification:
  • Completion of Matric with minimum 70% marks or above & FA with 65% marks or above
  • FSc/ ICS/ICOM with 70% marks or above.
  • Completion of O’ Levels (at least 8 subjects) with an average grade of at least ‘B’ in all subjects
  • A’ Levels (at least three full credit A Levels subjects) with an average of 2 B’s and 1 C grade across best three subjects. E grade shall not be entertained. Also Advanced Subsidiary subject/s shall not receive any credit for the A Level General Paper or for an A Level grade less than an E;
  • American High School Diploma (HSD) with score of 70% or above/Grade point average of B or above
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) with at least 28 out of 45 points
Candidates applying for the program shall take the following two admission tests in order to qualify.
  • SAT (with Essay)

OR

  • ACT (with Essay)
14 BSc (Hons) Political Science Following is the criteria for qualification:
  • Completion of Matric with minimum 70% marks or above & FA with 65% marks or above
  • FSc/ ICS/ICOM with 70% marks or above.
  • Completion of O’ Levels (at least 8 subjects) with an average grade of at least ‘B’ in all subjects
  • A’ Levels (at least three full credit A Levels subjects) with an average of 2 B’s and 1 C grade across best three subjects. E grade shall not be entertained. Also Advanced Subsidiary subject/s shall not receive any credit for the A Level General Paper or for an A Level grade less than an E;
  • American High School Diploma (HSD) with score of 70% or above/Grade point average of B or above
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) with at least 28 out of 45 points
Candidates applying for the program shall take the following two admission tests in order to qualify.
  • SAT (with Essay)

OR

  • ACT (with Essay)
15 BSc (Honours) Politics and Economics (Joint Major) Following is the criteria for qualification:
  • Completion of Matric with minimum 70% marks or above & FA with 65% marks or above
  • FSc/ ICS/ICOM with 70% marks or above.
  • Completion of O’ Levels (at least 8 subjects) with an average grade of at least ‘B’ in all subjects
  • A’ Levels (at least three full credit A Levels subjects) with an average of 2 B’s and 1 C grade across best three subjects. E grade shall not be entertained. Also Advanced Subsidiary subject/s shall not receive any credit for the A Level General Paper or for an A Level grade less than an E;
  • American High School Diploma (HSD) with score of 70% or above/Grade point average of B or above
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) with at least 28 out of 45 points
Candidates applying for the program shall take the following two admission tests in order to qualify.
  • SAT (with Essay)

OR

  • ACT (with Essay)
16 BSc Economics Following is the criteria for qualification:
  • Completion of Matric with minimum 70% marks or above & FA with 65% marks or above
  • FSc/ ICS/ICOM with 70% marks or above.
  • Completion of O’ Levels (at least 8 subjects) with an average grade of at least ‘B’ in all subjects
  • A’ Levels (at least three full credit A Levels subjects) with an average of 2 B’s and 1 C grade across best three subjects. E grade shall not be entertained. Also Advanced Subsidiary subject/s shall not receive any credit for the A Level General Paper or for an A Level grade less than an E;
  • American High School Diploma (HSD) with score of 70% or above/Grade point average of B or above
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) with at least 28 out of 45 points
Candidates applying for the program shall take the following two admission tests in order to qualify.
  • SAT (with Essay)

OR

  • ACT (with Essay)
17 BSc Economics & Mathematics Following is the criteria for qualification:
  • Completion of Matric with minimum 70% marks or above & FA with 65% marks or above
  • FSc/ ICS/ICOM with 70% marks or above.
  • Completion of O’ Levels (at least 8 subjects) with an average grade of at least ‘B’ in all subjects
  • A’ Levels (at least three full credit A Levels subjects) with an average of 2 B’s and 1 C grade across best three subjects. E grade shall not be entertained. Also Advanced Subsidiary subject/s shall not receive any credit for the A Level General Paper or for an A Level grade less than an E;
  • American High School Diploma (HSD) with score of 70% or above/Grade point average of B or above
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) with at least 28 out of 45 points
Candidates applying for the program shall take the following two admission tests in order to qualify.
  • SAT (with Essay)

OR

  • ACT (with Essay)
18 BS Economics and Mathematics (Joint Major) Following is the criteria for qualification:
  • Completion of Matric with minimum 70% marks or above & FA with 65% marks or above
  • FSc/ ICS/ICOM with 70% marks or above.
  • Completion of O’ Levels (at least 8 subjects) with an average grade of at least ‘B’ in all subjects
  • A’ Levels (at least three full credit A Levels subjects) with an average of 2 B’s and 1 C grade across best three subjects. E grade shall not be entertained.
  • Prerequisite subjects for SBASSE are Biology, Chemistry, Computing, Computer Science, Mathematics, Further Mathematics and Physics.
  • American High School Diploma (HSD) with score of 70% or above/Grade point average of B or above
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) with at least 28 out of 45 points
Candidates applying for the program shall take the following two admission tests in order to qualify.
  • SAT (with Essay) OR ACT (with Essay)

AND

  • LUMS UG SBASSE Subject Test OR SAT Subject Test (in at least 3 of the 4 SAT subject tests) listed below:
    • Biology-M
    • Chemistry
    • Mathematics II-C
    • Physics

Note: For your application to be considered complete and for LUMS to make an admission decision, you must have your SAT or ACT test scores submitted directly to LUMS by the respective testing agencies on your behalf. For further information, please contact admissions@lums.edu.pk or visit: https://admissions.lums.edu.pk/

Admission Schedule:

Following are some of the important dates you should bare in mind:

Undergraduate Programs:
Activity Dates
Deadline for SAT (with Essay) and/or SAT Subject Test (First Round Offers) 07 Dec 2019
Online Application Deadline (PST) 30 Jan 2020
Deadline to submit supporting documents 31 Jan 2020
Deadline to take ACT (with Essay) (First Round Offers) 08 Feb 2020
LUMS SBASSE Subject Test 16 Feb 2020
Deadline to take SAT (with Essay) and/or SAT Subject Test (Second Round Offers) 14 Mar 2020
Deadline to take ACT (with Essay) (Second Round Offers) 04 Apr 2020
Admission decisions 22 Apr 2020 to 30 Jul 2020

Note: In light of the ongoing pandemic, LUMS reserves the right to alter dates.

Transfer Admissions (Undergraduate Programs):
Activity Date
Online Application Available 20 Dec 2019
Deadline to register for LUMS SBASSE Subject Test (if applicable) 30 Jan 2020
Deadline to submit supporting documents for LUMS SBASSE Subject Test (if applicable) 31 Jan 2020
SBASSE Subject Test 16 Feb 2020
Deadline to take SAT 14 Mar 2020
Online Application Deadline (PST) 14 Apr 2020
Deadline to submit supporting documents 15 Apr 2020
Deadline to take ACT (with Essay) 15 Apr 2020
Commencement of classes 29 Aug 2020

Note: In light of the ongoing pandemic, LUMS reserves the right to alter dates.

How to Apply:

Applying for an admission at LUMS is a very simple process. Here’s what you’ll have to do:

  • Step-1: Decide which program you’d like to enroll yourself in.
  • Step-2: See the eligibility criteria to know whether or not you can apply for the desired program
  • Step-3: Keep track of the important dates, namely, test deadlines, application deadlines, result dates etc.
  • Step-4: Make an account on LUMS website and apply online.
  • Step-5: Take the admission test relevant to your desired program
  • Step-6: Get your passport ready, since it is a requirement at LUMS for it to be a part of your documents
  • Step-7: Submit your documents. Here’s an thorough list of document you’ll need to hand in: https://bit.ly/2Yo1Wb8
  • Step-8: Wait for the institute’s decision on your application.

In case of further queries, you can contact the institute at admissions@lums.edu.pk or refer to the LUMS website.

Fee Structure:

The fee structure for the undergraduate programs is as follows:

Particulars Fee (in PKR)
Undergraduate per credit hour fee 28,350/- per credit hour
Undergraduate full time fee (12-20 Credit Hours) 340,200/- per semester
Admission Fee 79,200/- one-time charge
Registration Fee 25,250/- per semester
Security Deposit (Refundable) 21,600/- one-time charge
Health Insurance 1,650/- per year
Application Processing Fee 5,900/-
SBASSE Subject Test Fee 2,200/-

Note: The table above includes the basic fee structure for all undergraduate programs. For further information and details, please contact the concerned people of LUMS at admission@lums.edu.pk or refer to the fee structure page: https://bit.ly/2V7IltO

Graduate & PhD Programs:

The institute can let you choose from a wide assortment of graduate and PhD program as well, provided that your prior academic credentials are up to their eligibility criteria in order for you to qualify for the test. However, meeting the criteria will not guarantee a student’s admission. Students qualify for admission based on the following factors:

  • Academic Background
  • Performance in the Admission Test
  • Research Statement (for PhD)
  • Completed and submitted application form and supporting documents by the given deadline
  • Interview (if called)
List of Programs:

Following is the list of graduate and PhD programs and the qualification parameters set by the institute against each program:

S. No Disciplines Eligibility Test Requirements
1 MBA Following is the eligibility criteria for the program:
  • Sixteen 16 years of education with a Master’s or Bachelor’s degree from an HEC recognized Institute
  • Candidates with only a Bachelor’s degree of less than four years’ duration must submit an equivalence certificate of 16 years of education issued by HEC.
Applicants are required to take:
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

or

  • Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)

or

  • NTS GAT (General) in order to be considered for admission.
2 Executive MBA Following is the eligibility criteria for the program:
  • Sixteen 16 years of education with a Master’s or Bachelor’s degree from an HEC recognized Institute
  • Candidates with only a Bachelor’s degree of less than four years’ duration must submit an equivalence certificate of 16 years of education issued by HEC.
Applicants are required to take:
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

or

  • Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)

or

  • NTS GAT (General) in order to be considered for admission.
3 PhD Management Candidates 18 years of education can only apply for PhD program in Management. Applicants are required to take:
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

or

  • Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)
4 MS Business and Public Policy The eligibility criteria for the program includes:
  • A statement of purpose
  • Two recommendation letters
  • Sixteen 16 years of education with a Master’s or Bachelor’s degree from an HEC recognized Institute in relevant disciplines
Applicants are required to take:
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

or

  • Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)

or

  • NTS GAT (General) in order to be considered for admission.
5 MS Healthcare Management and Innovation The eligibility criteria for the program includes:
  • A statement of purpose
  • Two recommendation letters
  • Sixteen 16 years of education with a Master’s or Bachelor’s degree from an HEC recognized Institute in relevant disciplines
Applicants are required to take:
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

or

  • Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)

or

  • NTS GAT (General) in order to be considered for admission.
6 MS Technology Management and Entrepreneurship The eligibility criteria for the program includes:
  • A statement of purpose
  • Two recommendation letters
  • Sixteen 16 years of education with a Master’s or Bachelor’s degree from an HEC recognized Institute in relevant disciplines
Applicants are required to take:
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

or

  • Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)

or

  • NTS GAT (General) in order to be considered for admission.
7 MS Economics

(1.5 Years)

The eligibility criteria for the program includes:
  • At least 16 years of education successfully completed
  • 2 recommendation letters.
All candidates must take the GRE test to qualify.
8 MS Economics

(2.5 Years)

The eligibility criteria for the program includes:
  • At least 16 years of education successfully completed
  • 2 recommendation letters.
All candidates must take the GRE test to qualify.
9 MS Biology The eligibility criteria for the program includes:
  • A minimum of 16 years of education in relevant disciplines.
  • CGPA of at least 2.4 (out of 4) or at least 60% marks in all university-level degrees (i.e. 4 years Bachelor’s degree or 2 years BSc degree and 2 years MSc degree).
  • Applicants with professional degrees including, MBBS, BDS, Pharm-B must have Second Division or above in order for their application to be entertained.
The candidates must take the following tests:
  • LUMS Graduate Admission Test (LGAT)
  • Syed Babar Ali School of Science and Engineering (SBASSE) Subject Test
10 MS Chemistry The eligibility criteria for the program includes:
  • A minimum of 16 years of education in relevant disciplines i.e.
    • Chemistry
    • Biochemistry
    • Materials Science or Engineering
    • Chemical Engineering
    • Other closely related discipline
  • CGPA of at least 2.4 (out of 4) or at least 60% marks in all university-level degrees
The candidates must take the following tests:
  • LUMS Graduate Admission Test (LGAT)
  • Syed Babar Ali School of Science and Engineering (SBASSE) Subject Test
11 MS Physics The eligibility criteria for the program includes:
  • A minimum of 16 years of education in relevant disciplines i.e.
    • Physics
    • Mathematics
    • Computer Science
    • Materials Science
    • Optics
    • Engineering
    • Other closely related disciplines
  • CGPA of at least 2.4 (out of 4) or at least 60% marks in all university-level degrees
The candidates must take the following tests:
  • LUMS Graduate Admission Test (LGAT)
  • Syed Babar Ali School of Science and Engineering (SBASSE) Subject Test
12 MS Computer Science The eligibility criteria for the program includes:
  • A minimum of 16 years of education in relevant disciplines i.e.
    • Computer Science
    • Software Engineering
    • Information Technology
    • Other closely related disciplines
  • CGPA of at least 2.4 (out of 4) or at least 60% marks in all university-level degrees
The candidates must take the following tests:
  • LUMS Graduate Admission Test (LGAT)
  • Syed Babar Ali School of Science and Engineering (SBASSE) Subject Test
13 MS Electrical Engineering The eligibility criteria for the program includes:
  • A minimum of 16 years of education in relevant disciplines i.e.
    • Electrical Engineering
    • Electronics
    • Computer Science
    • Engineering/Applied Physics
    • Mechatronics Engineering
    • Computer Engineering
    • Telecomm Engineering
    • Other peripheral disciplines
  • CGPA of at least 2.4 (out of 4) or at least 60% marks in all university-level degrees
The candidates must take the following tests:
  • LUMS Graduate Admission Test (LGAT)
  • Syed Babar Ali School of Science and Engineering (SBASSE) Subject Test
14 MS Mathematics The eligibility criteria for the program includes:
  • A minimum of 16 years of education in relevant disciplines i.e.
    • Mathematics
    • Statistics
    • Physics
    • Other relevant disciplines
  • CGPA of at least 2.4 (out of 4) or at least 60% marks in all university-level degrees
The candidates must take the following tests:
  • LUMS Graduate Admission Test (LGAT)
  • Syed Babar Ali School of Science and Engineering (SBASSE) Subject Test
15 PhD Biology The eligibility criteria for the program includes:
  • A minimum of 18 years of education in relevant disciplines i.e.
    • Biology
    • Biochemistry
    • Bioinformatics
    • Molecular Biology
    • Microbiology
    • Genetics
    • Other relevant disciplines
  • CGPA of at least 3.0 (on a scale of 4) or First Division (in the annual system) in their Master’s degree and at least a CGPA of 2.4 (on a scale of 4) or 60% marks in Bachelor’s degree.
  • Candidates with 2 years BSc degree and 2 years MSc degree must have at least 60% marks in both degrees.
The candidates must take the following tests:
  • LUMS Graduate Admission Test (LGAT)
  • Syed Babar Ali School of Science and Engineering (SBASSE) Subject Test
16 PhD Chemistry The eligibility criteria for the program includes:
  • A minimum of 18 years of education in relevant disciplines i.e.
    • Chemistry
    • Biochemistry
    • Materials Science or Engineering
    • Chemical Engineering
    • Other relevant disciplines
  • CGPA of at least 3.0 (on a scale of 4) or First Division (in the annual system) in their Master’s degree and at least a CGPA of 2.4 (on a scale of 4) or 60% marks in Bachelor’s degree.
  • Candidates with 2 years BSc degree and 2 years MSc degree must have at least 60% marks in both degrees.
The candidates must take the following tests:
  • LUMS Graduate Admission Test (LGAT)
  • Syed Babar Ali School of Science and Engineering (SBASSE) Subject Test
17 PhD Physics The eligibility criteria for the program includes:
  • A minimum of 18 years of education in relevant disciplines i.e.
    • Physics
    • Mathematics
    • Computer Science
    • Materials Science
    • Optics
    • Other relevant engineering disciplines
  • CGPA of at least 3.0 (on a scale of 4) or First Division (in the annual system) in their Master’s degree and at least a CGPA of 2.4 (on a scale of 4) or 60% marks in Bachelor’s degree.
  • Candidates with 2 years BSc degree and 2 years MSc degree must have at least 60% marks in both degrees.
The candidates must take the following tests:
  • LUMS Graduate Admission Test (LGAT)
  • Syed Babar Ali School of Science and Engineering (SBASSE) Subject Test
18 PhD Computer Sciences The eligibility criteria for the program includes:
  • A minimum of 18 years of education in relevant disciplines i.e.
    • Computer Science
    • Software Engineering
    • Information Technology
    • Other relevant disciplines
  • CGPA of at least 3.0 (on a scale of 4) or First Division (in the annual system) in their Master’s degree and at least a CGPA of 2.4 (on a scale of 4) or 60% marks in Bachelor’s degree.
  • Candidates with 2 years BSc degree and 2 years MSc degree must have at least 60% marks in both degrees.
The candidates must take the following tests:
  • LUMS Graduate Admission Test (LGAT)
  • Syed Babar Ali School of Science and Engineering (SBASSE) Subject Test
19 PhD Electrical Engineering The eligibility criteria for the program includes:
  • A minimum of 18 years of education in relevant disciplines i.e.
    • Electrical Engineering
    • Electronics
    • Computer Science
    • Engineering/Applied Physics
    • Mechatronics Engineering
    • Computer Engineering
    • Telecom Engineering
    • Other disciplines relevant to electrical engineering
  • CGPA of at least 3.0 (on a scale of 4) or First Division (in the annual system) in their Master’s degree and at least a CGPA of 2.4 (on a scale of 4) or 60% marks in Bachelor’s degree.
  • Candidates with 2 years BSc degree and 2 years MSc degree must have at least 60% marks in both degrees.
The candidates must take the following tests:
  • LUMS Graduate Admission Test (LGAT)
  • Syed Babar Ali School of Science and Engineering (SBASSE) Subject Test
20 PhD Mathematics The eligibility criteria for the program includes:
  • A minimum of 18 years of education in relevant disciplines i.e.
    • Mathematics
    • Statistics
    • Physics
    • Other relevant disciplines
  • CGPA of at least 3.0 (on a scale of 4) or First Division (in the annual system) in their Master’s degree and at least a CGPA of 2.4 (on a scale of 4) or 60% marks in Bachelor’s degree.
  • Candidates with 2 years BSc degree and 2 years MSc degree must have at least 60% marks in both degrees.
The candidates must take the following tests:
  • LUMS Graduate Admission Test (LGAT)
  • Syed Babar Ali School of Science and Engineering (SBASSE) Subject Test
21 MPhil Education Leadership and Management

(2 Years)

The eligibility criteria for the program includes:
  • A minimum of 16 years of education in relevant disciplines
  • Work Experience (if available)
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Letter of Recommendation (2 letters required, 3rd optional)
Applicants are required to take:
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

OR

  • Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)

 

Note: Each program has its on particular set of additional requirements. For further information, please contact admissions@lums.edu.pk or visit: https://admissions.lums.edu.pk/

Admission Schedule:

Following are some of the important dates you should bare in mind:

MS Economics:
Activity Dates
Online Application Deadline (PST) 07 May 2020
Deadline to submit supporting documents 08 May 2020
Online Application Deadline (PST) — LUMS UG Continuing Students 07 May 2020
Deadline to submit supporting documents – LUMS UG Continuing Students 08 May 2020
Deadline to take GRE 08 May 2020
Admission decisions 01 Jul 2020 – 31 Jul 2020

Note: In light of the ongoing pandemic, LUMS reserves the right to alter dates.

MS (Computer Sciences/Electrical Engineering/Mathematics/Physics/Biology/Chemistry)
Activity Dates
Online Application Deadline (PST) 15 Apr 2020
Deadline to submit supporting documents 16 Apr 2020
Online Application Deadline (PST) — LUMS UG Continuing Students 15 Apr 2020
Deadline to submit supporting documents – LUMS UG Continuing Students 16 Apr 2020
Admission decisions 01 Jul 2020 to 31 Jul 2020

Note: In light of the ongoing pandemic, LUMS reserves the right to alter dates.

MBA:
Activity Dates
ROUND – 1
Online Application Deadline (PST) 19 Feb 2020
Deadline to submit supporting documents 20 Feb 2020
ROUND – 2
Online Application Deadline (PST) 14 Apr 2020
Deadline to submit supporting documents 15 Apr 2020
Admission Decisions 29 May 2020 – 30 Jul 2020

Note: In light of the ongoing pandemic, LUMS reserves the right to alter dates.

Executive MBA:
Activity Dates
Online Application Deadline (PST) 04 May 2020
Deadline to submit supporting documents for admission 05 May 2020
Admission Decisions 03 Jun 2020 to 30 Jul 2020

Note: In light of the ongoing pandemic, LUMS reserves the right to alter dates.

PhD Management:
Activity Dates
Online Application Deadline (PST) 22 Apr 2020
Deadline to submit supporting documents for admission 23 Apr 2020
Admission Decisions 01 Jun 2020 to 30 Jul 2020

Note: In light of the ongoing pandemic, LUMS reserves the right to alter dates.

PhD (Computer Sciences/Electrical Engineering/Mathematics/Physics/Biology/Chemistry)
Activity Dates
Online Application Deadline (PST) 15 Apr 2020
Deadline to submit supporting documents 16 Apr 2020
Online Application Deadline (PST) — LUMS MS Continuing Students 15 Apr 2020
Deadline to submit supporting documents – LUMS MS Continuing Students 16 Apr 2020
Admission decisions 01 Jul 2020 – 31 Jul 2020

Note: In light of the ongoing pandemic, LUMS reserves the right to alter dates.

M.Phil Education Leadership & Management
Activity Date
Online Application Deadline (PST) 11 Mar 2020
Deadline to submit supporting documents 12 Mar 2020
Deadline to take GRE/ GMAT 10 Mar 2020
Admission decisions 15 Jun 2020 to 15 Jul 2020

Note: In light of the ongoing pandemic, LUMS reserves the right to alter dates.

MS (Business & Public Policy/Healthcare Management & Innovation/Technology Management & Entrepreneurship)
Activity Dates
Online Application Deadline (PST) 28 May 2020
Deadline to submit supporting documents 29 May 2020
Admission Decisions 30 Jun 2020 to 30 Jul 2020

Note: In light of the ongoing pandemic, LUMS reserves the right to alter dates.

How To Apply:

Applying for an admission in a MS or PhD program at LUMS is same as mentioned prior. Still, here’s what you’ll have to do:

  • Step-1: Decide which program you’d like to enroll yourself in.
  • Step-2: See the eligibility criteria to know whether or not you can apply for the desired program
  • Step-3: Keep track of the important dates, namely, test deadlines, application deadlines, result dates etc.
  • Step-4: Make an account on LUMS website and apply online.
  • Step-5: Take the admission test relevant to your desired program
  • Step-6: Get your passport ready, since it is a requirement at LUMS for it to be a part of your documents
  • Step-7: Submit your documents. Here’s an thorough list of document you’ll need to hand in: https://bit.ly/2Yo1Wb8
  • Step-8: Wait for the institute’s decision on your application.

In case of further queries, you can contact the institute at admissions@lums.edu.pk or refer to the LUMS website.

Fee Structure:

The fee structure for the Graduate and PhD programs is as follows:

Particulars Fee (in PKR)
Cost per Credit
Graduate Programs 25,900/- per credit hour
Standard Tuition Fee
Graduate (6 credit hours) 155,400/- per semester
MBA 441,600/- per semester
MS (Business & Public Policy/Healthcare Management & Innovation/Technology Management & Entrepreneurship) 481,350/- per semester
MPhil Education Leadership and Management 213,675/- per semester
Admission Fee

Graduate programs

72,100/- one-time charge
MBA / EMBA 89,900/- one-time charge
MS (Business & Public Policy/Healthcare Management & Innovation/Technology Management & Entrepreneurship) 96,900/- one-time charge
Registration Fee

Undergraduate programs

25,250/- per semester

Graduate programs

23,000/- per semester

EMBA 1st Year

19,267/- per module

EMBA 2nd Year

24,100/- per semester

MBA

24,100/- per semester

MS (Business & Public Policy/Healthcare Management & Innovation/Technology Management & Entrepreneurship)

26,250/- Per Semester

Reading Material

MBA

20,350/- per semester

MS (Business & Public Policy/Healthcare Management & Innovation/Technology Management & Entrepreneurship)

22,200/- per semester

EMBA 1st Year

22,667/- per module

EMBA 2nd Year

22,667/- per module

MBA SOP Charges

22,000/- per module

Security Deposit (Refundable)

MBA/EMBA

20,600/-  one-time charge

MS (Business & Public Policy/Healthcare Management & Innovation/Technology Management & Entrepreneurship)

22,500/- one-time charge

Graduate Programs

21,200/-  one-time charge

Health Insurance

All Programs

1,650/- per Year

MS (Business & Public Policy/Healthcare Management & Innovation/Technology Management & Entrepreneurship)

1,800/- per Year

Admission Application and Relevant Fee

Application Processing Fee for – MBA/EMBA

5,900/-

Application Processing Fee for – PhD Management Programs 5,800/-
Application Processing Fee for MS/PhD/MS-Econ Programs 1,200/-
SBASSE Subject Test Fee for MS/PhD Programs 1,000/-

Note: The table above includes the basic fee structure for all graduate programs. For further information and details, please contact the concerned people of LUMS at admission@lums.edu.pk or refer to the fee structure page: https://bit.ly/2V7IltO

And that’s pretty much all there is to know prior to applying for an admission in LUMS. It ought to be note however, that due to the current pandemic-induced uncertainties, conditions can change, and so can the dates of the activities mentioned in the article. However, we shall keep you posted as should any new development ever surface.

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