Academic Requirements for Fall 2017 Admissions
A minimum of 16 years of education is required for applying to the MS Programme in Biology.
Applicants are expected to have obtained their Bachelor’s (or Master’s) degree from national or foreign institutions that are accredited or recognized by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan.
Applicants applying to the MS Programme in Biology must have their Bachelor’s (or Master’s) degree in any one of the following areas:
- Molecular Biology
- Other closely related discipline
Applicants may also have the following degrees:
As a minimum academic performance, all applicants must have a CGPA of at least 2.4 (on a scale of 4) or at least 60% marks in all university-level degrees (i.e., 4-years Bachelor’s degree or 2-years B.Sc. degree and 2-years M.Sc. degree). Applicants with professional degrees (including, MBBS, BDS, Pharm-B) must have Second Division or above in their professional degrees in order to be considered eligible for MS.
Applicants who have obtained their degrees from institutions that are not listed with the Higher Education Commission (HEC), Pakistan, will be required to obtain an equivalence certificate from HEC. Applicants requiring equivalence certificate(s) may do so by contacting:
The Director (A & C),
Higher Education Commission,
Sector H-9, East Service Road,
BS - MS Programme
BS students graduating in 2017 from SBASSE with a Subject CGPA (SCGPA) of ≥ 3.0 in their BS degree are eligible to apply.
Following are the application categories:
- SBASSE students who have obtained a Subject CGPA (SCGPA) of ≥ 3.0 in their BS degree are exempt from LGAT and LUMS SBASSE Subject Test. Application submission deadline for this category of students is March 28, 2017. Please visit the following link to apply for this programme: https://admissions.lums.edu.pk.
- SBASSE students who have obtained a Subject CGPA (SCGPA) of ≥ 3.0 in their BS degree applying across departments will be required to take the SBASSE Subject Test in the subject they want to pursue their MS in. LGAT is waived off for this category of students but they must successfully register for LUMS SBASSE Subject Test through LUMS Online admission system on or before March 28, 2017. Please visit the following link to apply for this programme: https://admissions.lums.edu.pk
SBASSE students with a SCGPA of < 3.0 must take LGAT and SBASSE Subject Tests. They are expected to apply through the regular admission process. Application submission deadline for this category of students is March 28, 2017.
Please visit the following link to apply: https://admissions.lums.edu.pk