Academic Requirements for Fall 2017 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 national or foreign institutions that are accredited or recognized by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan.
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.
As a minimum academic performance, all applicants must have maintained 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). In addition, applicants must have secured at least 60% marks in their F.Sc. exam. A-level students must have at least 65% marks on IBCC equivalence scale with at most 1 D grade.
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,
Admission Eligibility Criteria for LUMS SBASSE Continuing Students
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.