Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Please consider this page as the first resource for answers to queries about applying for financial aid to the LUMS Undergraduate and Graduate Programmes
Questions by Programmes
We only accept applications submitted electronically through the LUMS Online Admissions.
An online application account can be created through the LUMS website i.e. https://admissions.lums.edu.pk/.
To create an online application account with the LUMS Online Application System, you are required to have a valid email address. Please use your Yahoo or Gmail account to create your online application account. Applicants are advised to have at least two active email addresses so that in case of any problem with their email account they can still correspond with the LUMS Office of Admissions through their second address. It is advised to create only One Account for the online application submission.
No, applicants who have created their accounts with the LUMS Online Admission portal within the last two years, do not need to create a new account this year. They can apply for the Fall 2021 admissions using the same account. Such applicants need to use last year's credentials, i.e. Username and Password to access their account.
No, admissions to LUMS takes place once a year and Freshmen are admitted to the Fall semester only.
There are no quotas.
Admission to the LUMS Undergraduate Programme is highly competitive and the University offers admission to only a small fraction of applicants.
No, applicants are evaluated on their academic grades regardless of the fact whether someone has taken the final exam through a school/college or privately.
Candidates who have either completed or are in the last year of completion of their education which does not lead to Matric/FA/ICS/ICOM/FSc. will be required to get an Equivalence certificate from the Inter Board Committee of Chairmen (IBCC), Islamabad, Pakistan.
For further information please contact:
FBISE Building, H-8/4
Yes, academic records from International universities, if not in English must be accompanied by an official English translation along with other supporting documents.
Documents sent to the Admissions Office cannot be returned as they are for administrative purposes. Please make sure to keep a copy for your own use before sending the documents to our office.
Yes, LUMS accepts Transfer students from accredited institutions at the Undergraduate level. Applicants interested in transfer to the LUMS Undergraduate Programmes should be enrolled in an Undergraduate Programme in an HEC recognised institution and should have completed one year or expected to complete one year before joining as a full time student. Transfer is offered twice a year before the Fall and Spring semesters respectively.
Please visit the mentioned link https://admission.lums.edu.pk/programmes/transfer for detailed information.
No, attending the first semester at LUMS is compulsory and deferment is not an option for the Undergraduates.
All admission decisions taken by the University are final. During the admission evaluation process, some applicants are admitted, some are placed on a waiting list and the remaining applicants are denied admission. Acceptances are offered between April to July. For this reason, your admission decision may arrive at a different time from a friend or classmate.
Applications cannot be submitted after the deadline. There is no late application policy.
The admission process is a well deliberated and thorough process. Each year we receive a large number of outstanding applications. Unfortunately, not all of them qualify because of the limited number of available seats. The decision regarding admission is final.
If your application is unsuccessful you will also receive a letter informing you of this. Due to the volume of applications the University receives, it is not possible to provide feedback on unsuccessful applications.
LUMS Admission requirements are updated every year and information is made available to applicants about which test they will be required to take.
SAT stands for the Scholastic Aptitude Test. It is a standardized test offered by the American Testing Authority called College Board for students of 12th Grade or Equivalent. For more information, you can visit the following website: https://www.collegeboard.org/
For details on Admission testing requirements, please visit the following link: https://admission.lums.edu.pk/testing-admissions
The SAT tests a student’s English and Mathematics skills.
The SAT with Essay is a 3 hour 50-minute exam (including an optional essay which takes 50 minutes), consisting of five sections: Reading, Writing, Math (with calculator), Math (no calculator), and Essay (optional). However, for admission to LUMS students have to opt for SAT with Essay.
Yes, the breaks are usually in between different sections There is one 10-minute and one five-minute break during the test, these are the only times you can eat and drink.
Passport is compulsory for the SAT test without which you won't be allowed to sit for the test. Moreover, a calculator and 2b pencil are required.
After getting short-listed on the basis of their performance in the Summer Coaching Session, these students are registered for SAT. Test Registration and application forms for the Undergraduate Programmes are provided free of cost. These students are also required to select the requirement for Financial Aid option in the application. After the Application Submission and Test registration these NOP applicants are required to appear in the SAT. Finally, the NOP applicants who are offered admission at LUMS are interviewed by the NOP Committee in order to conduct a personality assessment and financial aid review.
For detailed information, please visit https://admission.lums.edu.pk/admission-support
Yes, it is absolutely necessary for state that yes they require financial assistance within the online admission application if they want to be considered for the award of scholarship. Once Admission is granted to an applicant, then their Financial Aid request will be processed
You can write to email@example.com if you have any queries related to the Online Admission Application.
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