Visiting Applicants

Fee Structure

 

Important Dates - Spring Semester 2021

Activity

Date

Online application submission deadline

December 07, 2020; 5:00 pm (PKT)

Deadline to upload supporting documents

December 08, 2020

Admission decisions

December 2020


Note:

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

ADMISSION TEST FOR SDSB, MGSHSS & SAHSOL

ADMISSION TEST FOR SDSB & MGSHSS

The SAT (with Essay) OR ACT (with Essay) is mandatory for all applicants applying to the Suleman Dawood School of Business (SDSB) and Mushtaq Ahmad Gurmani School of Humanities & Social Sciences (MGSHSS) & . The Essay Component of the SAT or ACT will be required for LUMS application.

ADMISSION TEST FOR SAHSOL 

Applicants applying to the Shaikh Ahmad Hassan School of Law (SAHSOL) are required to take the following two (2) admission tests in order to be considered for admission:

  • SAT (with Essay) OR ACT (with Essay); and
  • LAW Admission Test (LAT)

Detailed information regarding LAT is available at the following link: https://hec.gov.pk

Note:

  • LUMS will only accept scores of the SAT (with Essay) or ACT (with Essay) for Fall 2020 applications.
  • SAT (with Essay) taken after March 2020 will not be considered for Fall 2020 applications.
  • SAT (with Essay) taken before March 2018 will not be considered for Fall 2020 applications.
  • ACT (with Essay) taken after April 04, 2020 will not be considered for Fall 2020 applications.
  • ACT (with Essay) taken before April 2018 will not be considered for Fall 2020 applications.
  • The Essay component of the SAT and ACT will be required for Fall 2020 applications.
  • Each applicant should submit only one application for Fall 2020 session.
  • When registering for SAT (with Essay)/ACT (with Essay) and/or SAT II subject tests, use your name as it appears on your LUMS application and other academic credentials. Using a different name may prevent your scores from matching the rest of your application in our database.
  • Applicants are required to report test scores of all attempts through an online application and must submit a copy of score report(s). Best score of a single attempt will be considered for application evaluation.
  • In order for your application to be considered complete and for LUMS to make an admissions decision, have your official test scores submitted directly to LUMS by the testing agency (ETS) on your behalf. The college code for reporting SAT scores to LUMS is 0513.
  • Applicants are required to submit score(s) of the SAT (with Essay)/ACT (with Essay) to the LUMS Admissions Office soon after the announcement of result. The copy of student report should also be sent along with all other supporting documents.
  • The deadline to take SAT (with Essay) is March 14, 2020 for Fall 2020-21. Applicants can register for SAT through www.collegeboard.org
  • The deadline to take ACT (with Essay) is April 04, 2020 for Fall 2020-21. Applicants can register for ACT (with Essay) through https://www.act.org
  • The deadline to take SAT (with Essay) is October 2020 for Spring 2020-21. Applicants can register for SAT through www.collegeboard.org
  • The deadline to take ACT (with Essay) is October 2020 for Spring 2020-21. Applicants can register for ACT (with Essay) through https://www.act.org
ADMISSION TEST FOR SBASSE

Applicants applying to the Syed Babar Ali School of Science and Engineering (SBASSE) are required to take the following two (2) admission tests in order to be considered for admission:

I. SAT (with Essay) OR ACT (with Essay) ; and

II. LUMS SBASSE Subject Test OR SAT Subject Test (SAT II) in at least 3 of the 4 SAT II subjects listed below:

  • Biology-M
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics II-C
  • Physics

The deadline to take SAT (with Essay) and SAT Subject Test for Fall 2020 is March 14, 2020Click here to register for the SAT (with Essay) and SAT Subject Test.

The deadline to take ACT (with Essay) for Fall 2020 is April 4, 2020Click here to register for the ACT (with Essay).

II. LUMS SBASSE Subject Test/ SAT Subject Test (SAT II)

LUMS SBASSE Subject Test

In addition to SAT (with Essay) or ACT(with Essay), subject knowledge in the area of Biology, Physics, Advanced Mathematics & Chemistry will also be evaluated through this test. Questions are designed to explore the knowledge and skills acquired over a period of time. The test is designed to compare candidates with different academic backgrounds.

Difficulty Level: Admission Test is designed to determine the intellectual abilities of test takers. Questions will be at a difficulty level appropriate for students in the final year of A’ Levels/FSc./IB/HSD. They are typically Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs), similar to the pattern used in SAT. LUMS SBASSE Subject Test is approximately two (2) hours long. Test takers need to attempt only three(3) of the four(4) sections of the admission test. Calculators are not allowed during Admission Test.

LUMS reserves the right to use any test pattern that best meets its admission’s objectives. Instead of preparing for the test, we recommend getting a deep knowledge of fundamental principles and focusing on a good understanding of your school subjects.

Note: The deadline to register for the LUMS SBASSE Subject Test is January 30, 2020; 5:00 pm (PST) and the deadline to submit the supporting documents for this test is January 31, 2020.

The LUMS SBASSE Subject Test for the Fall & Spring semesters 2020-21 will be conducted on February 16, 2020. If you have not taken LUMS SBASSE Subject Test, you may alternatively provide your SAT II scores (in at least 3 SAT II subjects listed above).

Note:

  • SAT (with Essay) and/or SAT II subject tests taken after March 2020 will not be considered for Fall 2020 session.
  • SAT (with Essay) and/or SAT Subject Tests taken before March 2018 will not be considered for Fall 2020 session.
  • ACT (with Essay) and/or SAT II subject tests taken after April 04, 2020 will not be considered for Fall 2020 session.
  • ACT (with Essay) taken before April 2018 will not be considered for Fall 2020 session.
  • The Essay component of the SAT and ACT will be required for Fall 2020 applications.
  • Each applicant should submit only one application for Fall 2020 session.
  • When registering for SAT (with Essay)/ACT (with Essay) and/or SAT II subject tests, use your name as it appears on your LUMS application and other academic credentials. Using a different name may prevent your scores from matching the rest of your application in our database.
  • Applicants are required to report test scores of all attempts through an online application and must submit a copy of score report(s). Best score of a single attempt will be considered for application evaluation.
  • In order for your application to be considered complete and for LUMS to make an admissions decision, have your official test scores submitted directly to LUMS by the testing agency (ETS) on your behalf. The college code for reporting SAT scores to LUMS is 0513.
  • Applicants are required to submit score(s) of the SAT (with Essay)/ACT (with Essay) and/or SAT II subject tests to the LUMS Admissions Office soon after the announcement of result. The copy of student report should also be sent along with all other supporting documents.
  • The deadline to take SAT (with Essay) and/or SAT II is March 14, 2020 for Fall 2020-21. Applicants can register for SAT through www.collegeboard.org
  • The deadline to take ACT (with Essay) is April 04, 2020 for Fall 2020-21. Applicants can register for ACT (with Essay) through https://www.act.org
  • The deadline to take SAT (with Essay) and/or SAT II is October 2020 for Spring 2020-21. Applicants can register for SAT through www.collegeboard.org
  • The deadline to take ACT (with Essay) is October 2020 for Spring 2020-21. Applicants can register for ACT (with Essay) through https://www.act.org

Applicants who have taken LUMS SBASSE Admission Test and also have taken (or are planning to take) the SAT II Subject tests are encouraged to submit a copy of their SAT score reports as part of their admission application. The copy of the scores should be sent along with all other supporting documents and reported directly from College Board (College code for reporting SAT scores for LUMS is 0513). For further details, please visit the following link: www.collegeboard.org

Supporting Documents Requirement for Admissions

Applicants must submit a complete online application form on or before March 25, 2020, 5:00 pm (Pakistan Standard Time). Transfer Students should also submit the following documents to the Admissions Office on or before March 26, 2020.

  • Academic Records – Attested & Certified Photocopies of
    • Secondary School (O levels/ Matric/ 10th Grade or any Equivalent Degree)
    • Higher Secondary School (A Levels/ FSc/ ICS/ FA/ I.COM/ IB/ American High School or any equivalent degree)
    • Latest original official transcript of Undergraduate Programme (currently enrolled)
    • Bona fide letter from an institution where you are currently enrolled
  • Test Scores
    • Score Report(s) of SAT I (with Essay) or ACT (with Essay)
    • SAT II report (s) for applicants opting for SAT Subject Test (SAT II)
    • LAW Admission Test score report
  • Detailed official course outlines (stamped by the relevant authority) of courses studied at the Undergraduate level
  • Two Teacher Evaluations
  • Submitted online application form
  • Proof of payment: A stamped copy of the payment voucher or a confirmation email of an online banking transaction constitutes proof of payment.
  • Four colored photographs with white background
  • Supporting documents for Financial Aid (if applicable)
  • Other supporting documents (if applicable)
    • Creative Space/Essay/Personal Statement
    • Additional Information Documents

Details of Application Processing Fee

  • The application processing fee of Rs. 5,900
  • The SBASSE Subject Test fee of Rs. 2,200 (if applicable)

Overview

LUMS accepts visiting students from accredited institutions at the undergraduate level for Fall and Spring semesters.

Who is eligible to apply?

In order to be considered for admission as a visiting student, the applicant must:

  1. be enrolled in an Undergraduate programme at an institution recognized by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan and have completed at least one year of study as a full-time student;
  2. have successfully completed their FA/FSc/ICS/ICOM/A` Level/High School Diploma, IB or equivalent qualification with the minimum required performance level as follows:
    • Matric (with at least 70% marks) & FA (65% marks or above)/FSc/ICS/ICOM (70% marks or above)
    • O Levels results (in at least 18 subjects) with an average grade of at least ‘B’ in all subjects attempted and A-Level (in at least three full-credit A-Level subjects) with an 2average of 2 Bs & 1 C grade across best three subjects. The three best subjects cannot include any Advanced Subsidiary subjects, the A Level General Paper, or an A-Level grade less than an E;
    • American High School Diploma (at least 70% marks or above/ Grade point average of B or above)
    • International Baccalaureate (at least 28 out of 45 points)
    • Combinations of the above
    • Any other equivalent qualification. In this case, the minimum acceptable grades will be determined by the Admissions Committee. The decision of the Admissions Committee will be final.
  3. have completed prerequisite course (s) at Undergraduate level (s) that is comparable to the LUMS’ standard. Applicants are selected for admission after evaluation of the following factors:
    • the number and nature of courses taken;
    • grades obtained;
    • quality of prior institutions attended;
    • submission of a completed application form with all required supporting documents.

1Minimum subjects requirement for O Levels may vary regionally and can be checked here.
2Best three (3) A levels full credit subjects will be considered for evaluation.

How many credit hours can one take?

Visiting Students can take up to a maximum of thirty-four (34) credit hours in the BA/BS/BSc (Honours) Programme at LUMS in a lifetime and can enroll in a maximum of two regular, consecutive semesters.

How to Apply?

The admission application will be considered for evaluation after the successful completion of the following Three (3) STEPS by the applicants on or before the stipulated deadlines:

  • Online Admission Application submission;
  • Online submission of scanned copies of required supporting documents; and
  • Submission of an appropriate Application Processing Fee*.

Note:

  • Applicants must complete and submit their Online admission application on or before December 07, 2020; 5:00 PM (PKT).
  • Applicants are required to upload, the scanned copies of all supporting documents on or before December 08, 2020.
  • After the successful submission of the Online application, applicants must make the Processing Fee payment by the deadline.

Completion of all steps is mandatory. Application, documents, or fee received after the stipulated deadline will not be processed.

* Detail of Application Processing Fee

  • The application processing fee of Rs. 5,900
  • The application processing fee is US$ 83 (For foreign/international applicants)

Note: The application processing fee is non-refundable.