Academic Requirements for Fall 2020 Admissions
A minimum of 16 years of education is required for applying to the MS Programme in Computer Science.
Applicants are expected to have obtained their Bachelor’s (or Master’s) degree from the National or Foreign institutions that are accredited or recognized by the Higher Education Commission (HEC), Pakistan. Applicants who have obtained their degrees from institutions that are not listed with the HEC, Pakistan, will be required to obtain an Equivalence Certificate from the HEC. For further information, please visit: www.hec.gov.pk.
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 BSc. degree and 2 years MSc. degree). In addition, applicants must have secured at least 60% marks in their FSc. exam. A-level students must have at least 65% marks on IBCC equivalence scale with at most 1 D grade.
Applicants applying to the MS Programme in Computer Science must have their Bachelor’s (or Master’s) degree in any one of the following areas:
- Computer Science
- Software Engineering
- Information Technology
- Other closely related disciplines that are synergistically aligned with computing (e.g., Mathematics, Statistics, Accounting, Economics or Management Sciences) and involve rigorous coursework in Mathematics and strong programming background.
Applicants completing their last degree by June 30, 2020 are also eligible to apply for MS Programme if they are meeting all minimum admission requirements at the time of submission of application.
Please note applicants need to provide the final official transcript by June 30, 2020 or they will not be considered for admission in MS Programme.
Admission Eligibility Criteria for LUMS SBASSE Continuing Students
BS - MS Programme
LUMS BS students graduating in 2020 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 exempted from the LUMS Graduate Admissions Test (LGAT) and LUMS SBASSE Subject Test.
The application submission deadline for this category of students is April 15, 2020. Please note that the exemption from the LGAT and LUMS Subject test will only be granted if the SCGPA ≥ 3.0 requirement is met at the time of application submission.
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 (at the time of application submission) 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.
The application submission deadline for this category of students is April 15, 2020. The LUMS Graduate Admissions Test (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 April 15, 2020.
Please note that the exemption from the LGAT will only be granted if the SCGPA ≥ 3.0 requirement is met at the time of application submission.
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. The application submission deadline for this category of students is April 15, 2020.
Please visit the following link to apply https://admissions.lums.edu.pk.