Overview

The MS degree program in Mathematics at Lahore University of Management Sciences is designed to prepare students for professional careers in industry and academia. The curriculum is intended for individuals with a strong background in Mathematics.

This program aims at providing a rigorous introduction to graduate-level Mathematics. Our MS program primarily trains the students to acquire a sound foundation in mathematical sciences to continue to a doctorate in Mathematics. This program is also of interest to the graduate students across many disciplines such as Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, Economics, and others who have a need for advanced training in Mathematics.

Our curriculum includes Algebra, Analysis, Algebraic Geometry, Algebraic Topology, Computational and Mathematical Biology, Ordinary and Partial Differential Equations, Computational Modelling and Simulation, Mathematical Finance, Optimization and Numerical Analysis.

* The medium of instruction at LUMS is English for all degree programs offered. Assessments are accepted in English only.

Note:

Generous Financial Aid and Scholarships available for qualified students.

 

Important Dates

MS (Computer Science / Electrical Engineering / Mathematics / Physics / Biology / Chemistry)

ActivityDate
Online application activation
18 Oct 2016
Deadline to submit online admission application
28 Mar 2017
08:00 pm
Deadline to submit supporting documents
29 Mar 2017
05:00 pm
LGAT & LUMS SBASSE Subject Test for MS/PhD
16 Apr 2017
Deadline to take GRE
16 Apr 2017
Deadline to apply for admission (LUMS students - BS)
28 Mar 2017
08:00 pm
Deadline to submit supporting documents (LUMS students - BS)
29 Mar 2017
05:00 pm
Admission decisions
01 Jun 2017 to 30 Jul 2017
Notes: 

      The University reserves the right to change dates and deadlines for admissions. Please keep informed of any changes by visiting www.lums.edu.pk periodically as well as the LUMS online application site.

Minimum Eligibility Criteria for Fall 2017 Admissions


Applicants must meet the minimum eligibility criteria in order to be considered for admission to the Graduate Programme. Meeting this criteria does not guarantee admission to the Graduate programme.

The Syed Babar Ali School of Science and Engineering (SBASSE) offers MS Programme in Mathematics of two years’ duration.

Admission is purely merit-based and rests solely on the following criteria:

  1. Academic record
  2. Performance in the Admission Tests
  3. Interview Performance (if applicable)
  4. Completed application form along with all supporting documents

Academic Requirements for Fall 2017 Admissions


A minimum of 16 years of education is required for applying to the MS Programme in Mathematics. 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 Mathematics must have their Bachelor’s (or Master’s) degree in any one of the following areas:

  •  Mathematics
  •  Statistics
  •   Physics
  •  Any other closely related disciplines determined by Mathematics Graduate Committee.

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).

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,
 Islamabad
 
 

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:
 
  1. 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.
  2. 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
 
Note:
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
 

 

Admission Test Requirement for Fall 2017 Admissions


Applicants to the MS Programme in Mathematics are required to take the LUMS Graduate Admission Test (LGAT), which is comprised of quantitative, verbal, and analytical sections. In addition, applicants are required to take the SBASSE Subject Test in Mathematics.

Applicants residing outside Pakistan are required to take the GRE General Test as well as the GRE Subject Test in Mathematics (through the Educational Testing Service, ETS USA (www.ets.org)).

Exemption for applicants who have taken Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Tests

  • Applicants who have taken the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test (through ETS USA) during the last two years and obtained an aggregate score of 300 in the quantitative and verbal sections may choose not to take the LGAT.
  • Applicants who have taken the GRE Subject Test in Mathematics (through ETS USA) during the last two years and obtained a score at the 60th percentile or above may choose not to take the SBASSE Subject Test in Mathematics.

Note:

LGAT and SBASSE Subject Test Scores will be valid only for one year. The LGAT and SBASSE Subject Test scores will not be disclosed to the applicants.

LGAT and LUMS SBASSE Subject Test will be scheduled at the same time in Lahore, Islamabad and Karachi on April 16, 2017.

Please also note that GRE scores must be reported to LUMS officially from the testing agency. The college code for reporting GRE (General) scores to LUMS is 0679.

Subject Test Guidelines:

Please visit the following link; Sample Guidelines

Supporting Documents Requirement for Fall 2017 Admissions


Applicants must complete and submit their online application form on or before March 28, 2017; 5:00 pm (PST). The application form can be accessed online at http://admissions.lums.edu.pk. In addition, all applicants are required to submit all supporting documents to the LUMS Admissions Office on or before March 29, 2017.

Application Processing & LUMS Test Registration fee (if applicable)

  • The application processing fee of  Rs. 950 (SBASSE MS/PhD Programmes)
  • LGAT & LUMS SBASSE Subject Test Registration Fee of Rs. 750 (SBASSE MS/PhD Programmes)

Payment Procedure

After the successful submission of the online application form through the LUMS Online account on or before the application submission deadline, applicants will be able to print a system generated Application Processing and LUMS Test Registration (if applicable) Fee payment voucher.  For further details regarding Fee payment options  Click here

Proof of Payment

A stamped copy of the payment voucher or a confirmation email of an online banking transaction constitutes proof of payment. Applicants are required to send a copy of payment proof along with all other required supporting documents as ONE package on or before the stipulated deadline.

Applicants must print and paste the “Mailing label” on the envelope before sending it to the LUMS Office of Admissions. Applications or documents received after the stipulated deadline will not be processed.

Interview performance

Short listed applicants may be requested to appear for an interview.

FAQs

Please visit the following link for the minimum eligibility criteria; https://lums.edu.pk/graduate-admissions

After the successful submission of the online application form you will be able to print a system generated Application Processing and LUMS Test Registration (if applicable) Fee payment voucher. Please print the fee voucher for making payments at Allied Bank Branches throughout Pakistan. The voucher can be paid:

  • In cash, the next day by presenting the payment voucher along with the requisite amount at any Allied Bank branch throughout Pakistan.

Test Registration Cards and instructions will be posted to the applicants' secure online application account and an email message will alert applicants that the Test Registration Card has been posted. It will be posted on applicants' online account one week before the test date.

If an applicant is unable to view his/her Test Registration Card despite completing all the requirements then he/she can write to us at helpdeskao@lums.edu.pk.

You should recheck the completion and proper submission of your online application.

Applications submitted after the deadlines are not accepted.

It is highly recommended to fill out the application form carefully. No changes can be made after the submission of online application. In sheer need an applicant can send the updated information to helpdeskao@lums.edu.pk with the specific header "Change in Application Form".

You should submit all your transcripts latest by the document submission deadline. Copy of your degree can be submitted later.

Yes, financial aid is available on need basis.

You should apply for financial aid while submitting your online application. The application form for the financial assistance is within the online admission application.

The recommendation letters can be from a faculty member who has had a reasonable opportunity to evaluate you academically.

Admission in LUMS MS Programme is purely merit based and there are no quotas.

 

In truly exceptional circumstances the Graduate Programme Committee may grant a deferral. All requests should be made in writing and will be reviewed on a case to case basis.

Final Admission decision will be communicated through an official letter; however, you can check your application status through your online account. Regretfully, we are unable to provide information regarding your application status by telephone or e-mail.

The admission process is a well deliberated and thorough process. Each year we receive a large number of outstanding applications. Unfortunately, all of them do not 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 receive, it is not possible to provide feedback on unsuccessful applications.

ADMISSIONS CALENDAR
  • 01 May

    May 01, 2017
    Admission Decisions - MBA Round II & EMBA
  • 04 May

    May 04, 2017
    Deadline to take GMAT - EMBA
  • 11 May

    May 11, 2017
    Deadline to apply for admission - EMBA
  • 12 May

    May 12, 2017
    Deadline to submit supporting documents for admission - EMBA