Question: 
What subjects do you offer in NOP?
Answer: 

NOP is not a course; it's a scholarship that LUMS offers at the undergraduate (Bachelors) level.

Question: 
When do I apply?
Answer: 

The best time to register is when you are in the first year of FA/ FSc. Since the process takes two years, by the time you finish your Intermediate, you will be able to start your Bachelor classes at LUMS if selected. For example if you register for National Outreach Program Summer Coaching Session for the year 2017, you will be able to join the Undergraduate Programme at LUMS in year 2018.

Question: 
Is there any other way for second year Intermediate students to apply for NOP and save time as well?
Answer: 

Second year students have the option of applying through the regular admission process. You would need to fill out the online Undergraduate Admission Application. You would also need to fill the Financial Aid section within the application. If you get admission in LUMS, your case will be reviewed by the Financial Aid Committee. In case the committee decides that the student qualifies for more than a 100% scholarship, he/ she will be awarded the NOP scholarship which includes but is not limited to hostel accommodation expenses, book allowance and living allowance.

Question: 
Who can apply for this scholarship?
Answer: 

NOP is a need based scholarship. Only those students who can establish their eligibility as a genuinely deserving candidate with 80% and above marks in matriculation and equivalent in O Levels will be considered.

Question: 
Does the admission criterion for NOP candidates differ from those who are applying through the regular admission process?
Answer: 

No. LUMS does not compromise on merit. NOP candidates have to fulfill the same academic criteria as other students applying through regular stream.

Question: 
Every year how many students do you induct into the LUMS Undergraduate Programmes through NOP?
Answer: 

We do not have any annual quota for inducting the students through NOP into the LUMS Undergraduate Programmes. All candidates who fulfill NOP eligibility criteria and qualify on LUMS merit are offered admission into the Undergraduate Programme through the NOP Scholarship. Moreover, the NOP does not have any provincial or city based quota. That is, a student coming from any part of the country can make it to LUMS as long as that particular student is meeting LUMS admission criteria.

Question: 
How do I register for the NOP Summer Coaching Session?
Answer: 

You need to fill out the NOP Summer Coaching Session Application form, attach the required documents with it and send it via TCS or post to the LUMS NOP Centre.

Question: 
Where can I get the application form for the Summer Coaching Session?
Answer: 

NOP Application forms are available free of cost on our website and can be downloaded through the following link: 

Click here

or you can send us your postal address and we will post the form to you. The forms are also readily available in the LUMS Admissions Enquiries Office. 

 

Question: 
How can a student avail scholarship if he/ she does not clear the Summer Coaching Session?
Answer: 

NOP is an option that facilitates brilliant and deserving students to apply at LUMS. If a student is unable to clear the Summer Coaching Session then that particular student can still apply to LUMS for admission and can avail this scholarship through the regular admission process. For that they would need to fill out the online Undergraduate Admission and Financial Aid Application. If he/ she clears the SAT and is granted admission to LUMS, then his/ her case will be reviewed by the Financial Aid Committee. If the committee decides that the student qualifies for more than a 100% scholarship, he/ she may be awarded the NOP scholarship.

Question: 
Are the selected students from Summer Coaching Session guaranteed admission in LUMS Undergraduate Programmes?
Answer: 

No, these students are not guaranteed admission. They will have to qualify on merit by performing well in their Intermediate/ A-Levels and the SAT. We admit students purely on the basis of merit through a very transparent and competitive process. The objective of this whole NOP Programme is to guide and mentor those who are talented and cannot afford the high cost of studying at LUMS. This will help them for applying to LUMS Programmes and meeting our admission standards.

Question: 
What is the purpose of the NOP Summer Coaching Session?
Answer: 

The objective of this Summer Coaching Session is to prepare the short-listed candidates for the upcoming SAT & SSE Subject Test (LUMS Admission Tests) and to give them a hands on experience of life at LUMS.

Question: 
In which city is this Summer Coaching Session usually organized?
Answer: 

We have been conducting this session for many years at the LUMS Campus which is located in Defense Housing Authority (DHA) Cantt, Lahore.

Question: 
After joining the Summer Coaching Session how can students manage their regular Intermediate classes?
Answer: 

The Summer Coaching Session is arranged during the summers; in July and August when intermediate students are on vacation.

Question: 
What if I cannot attend the Summer Coaching Session?
Answer: 

If a student fails to attend the Summer Coaching Session, his/ her admission application will not be processed through National Outreach Programme Stream. But he will have the option to apply through Regular Financial Aid Stream.

Question: 
What is the criterion of short listing students from the Summer Coaching Session?
Answer: 

All of the participants are short listed on the basis of their performance in the Summer Coaching Session. Student's performance is evaluated on factors such as class participation, performances in the tests as well as quizzes, conduct in the class, punctuality, discipline etc. All classes during the Summer Coaching Session are mandatory for the participating students.

Question: 
How does the admission process proceed after the Summer Coaching Session?
Answer: 

After getting short-listed on the basis of their performance in the Summer Coaching Session, these students are registered for SAT. Test Registration and application forms for the Undergraduate Programmes are provided free of cost. These students are also required to submit online Financial Aid application. After the Application Submission and Test registration these NOP applicants are required to appear in the SAT. Finally, the NOP applicants who are offered admission at LUMS are interviewed by the NOP Committee in order to assess the need of the applicant.

Question: 
What is the process of filling out the online admission application?
Answer: 

For detailed information, click here

Question: 
Do I need to apply for Financial Aid in my online admission application?
Answer: 

Yes, it is absolutely necessary for students to fill out the financial aid section of the online admission application if they want to be considered for the award of scholarship. 

Question: 
Who can I get in touch with in case I have queries related to the Online Admission Application?
Answer: 

You can write to helpdeskAO@lums.edu.pk if you have any queries related to the Online Admission Application. Similarly for queries on filling the Financial Aid Section, you can write to helpdeskofa@lums.edu.pk

Question: 
What is the SAT?
Answer: 

SAT stands for the Scholastic Aptitude Test. It is a standardized test offered by College Board for students of 12th Grade or Equivalent. For more information, you can visit the following website: https://www.collegeboard.org/

Question: 
Can we appear in any other aptitude test for admission to LUMS Undergraduate Programmes
Answer: 

No, SAT is the only acceptable aptitude test for admission to LUMS. In case you are applying to the Syed Babar Ali School of Engineering (SBASSE), you will be required to appear in the LUMS SBASSE Subject Test as well. For details, please visit the following link: https://admission.lums.edu.pk/testing

Question: 
What subjects are tested in the SAT-I?
Answer: 

The redesigned SAT test a student’s English and Mathematics skills.

Question: 
What is the duration of the SAT-I?
Answer: 

The SAT is a 3 hour 50-minute exam (including an optional essay which takes 50 minutes), consisting of five sections: Reading, Writing, Math (with calculator), Math (no calculator), and Essay (optional). However, for admission to LUMS students have to opt for SAT with Essay.

Question: 
Are there any breaks between the Test?
Answer: 

Yes, the breaks are usually in between different sections There is one 10-minute and one five-minute break during the test, these are the only times you can eat and drink.

Question: 
What stationary is required on the test day?
Answer: 

Passport is compulsory for the SAT test without which you won't be allowed to sit for the test. Moreover, a calculator and 2b pencil are required.