Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Please consider this page as the first resource for answers to queries about applying to the LUMS undergraduate and graduate programmes. If you do not find answers to your questions here, please contact LUMS Admissions Office at the following link:

Can I apply using the paper application?

We only accept applications submitted electronically. This allows us to process your application more quickly. It also keeps you informed of the status of your application throughout the process by checking it online.

How do I create an account?

An online application account can be created through the LUMS website i.e.
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.

If i have already applied for Fall 2019, do i have to create new account for this year?

No, applicants who have created their accounts with the LUMS Online Admission portal last year, do not need to create a new account this year. They can apply for Fall 2020 admissions using the same account. Such applicants need to use last year's credentials, i.e. User Name and Password to access their account.

Why do I need to list All schools I have attended?

It's important for us to get a complete and accurate picture of your academic history. Failure to list and submit transcripts from all institutions previously attended is considered to be a violation of academic ethics and may result in the cancellation of your admission or dismissal from the university.

I uploaded my transcripts to my application; do I still need to mail copies to the LUMS Admissions Office?

Yes, attested official copies of transcripts are required. Uploading copies of your transcripts with your application will help expedite the review of your application. However, all transcripts uploaded by applicants are considered “unofficial” copies. Your admission decision may be delayed if you do not submit official copies of your transcripts.

Which admission tests are needed for LUMS?

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Are there application processing charges?

Yes, there is an online application processing fee.

How can I submit the application processing and test fee (if applicable)?

After the successful submission of the online application form you will be able to print a system generated Application Processing Payment Voucher. Please print the fee voucher for making payments. For further details regarding Fee payment options  Click here

Can I submit the application after the deadline?

No, the online application system will automatically stop working after the deadline; therefore, we encourage you to submit your application well before the deadline in order to avoid any inconvenience.

If I send my supporting documents late, will it negatively impact my application?

Admission to the programmes is competitive. It is in your best interest to apply and submit all of the required documents early. Please make sure that you review the deadline submission date for your programme of choice.

Is it possible to make changes to the online application after submitting it?

No, you can't make changes to the application once it is submitted; therefore, you are advised to fill out your application carefully.

How do I know if my application was submitted?

When the application is submitted you will also receive an email notifying you that your application has been submitted. At that time, you can continue to check the status of your application through your Online Application Account.

What is a mailing label?

A mailing label has especially been designed for your convenience as it bears not only your name, tracking/application ID, schools applied to but also a complete address for correspondence. After the successful submission of your application form you will be able to print the mailing label. The LUMS Admissions Office will only accept a package that contains the “Mailing Label”.

When will I receive an admission decision?

Typically, applicants receive a decision between March to July. We strive to notify applicants as soon as possible, but please note that the time frame may vary by programme. Decisions administered by the LUMS Admissions Office are considered to be official. Admission letters are sent through postal mail. We are unable to release admission decisions via phone.

Who do I contact if I have questions about the application process?

If you have any question about the application process, please contact LUMS Admissions Office at the following link:

Who do I contact if I have questions about a particular programme?

If you have any question regarding a programme, please visit the relevant link on the LUMS website:

When, where and how should I (International applicant) apply for my student visa?

Please visit the following link: