How to Apply
- At least 80% marks in Matric or equivalent in O-Levels
- Financial need
Students shortlisted based on the above criteria are invited to the NOP Summer Coaching Session, where they will attempt different exercises and tests. Students are evaluated on their performance at the Summer Coaching Session and are registered for the entrance test, which is completely paid for by LUMS. Finally, students who apply to LUMS and qualify on merit, are offered admission on full scholarship.
All students, irrespective of whether they apply directly or through the NOP programme, are evaluated on the same admission criteria. While assessing financial need, a review committee ensures transparency in the process of awarding scholarships to all those who qualify for admission (this review is conducting annually during a student's study tenure)
- The NOP team visits schools/colleges in various cities, towns and villages all over Pakistan to give presentations about the LUMS National Outreach Programme.
- Students send their applications for the NOP Summer Coaching Session to LUMS and the shortlisted students are invited on campus in the summer to experience university life at LUMS.
- Students hoping to attain the NOP scholarship apply for admission to LUMS along with other regular students.
- Students take the Admissions Test, which is funded by LUMS.
- Based on the financial need assessment, admitted students are offered a fully-funded scholarship in the LUMS undergraduate programmes.
A student from anywhere in Pakistan can apply if he/she meets the criteria of marks and financial need. There are no separate seats/quota for students based on region, ethnicity and/or extra-curricular activities.
How to Apply
Students who meet the eligibility criteria can apply.
Step 1 – Application Process
Students apply to NOP in the first year of Intermediate or A-Levels. Students attending the coaching session in 2024 can join the LUMS Undergraduate programmes in 2025. You can fill out your online coaching application at nopscs.lums.edu.pk.
Step 2 – Summer Coaching Session
Shortlisted candidates will be called in for a two-week-long summer coaching session (SCS) at LUMS to experience campus life and prepare for the University’s Admission Test. The session will be funded by LUMS except for travelling and will be arranged during the summer holidays. Attending the coaching does not guarantee admission or scholarship awards.
Step 3 – Admission Test Registration Fee
LUMS will pay the one-time admission test registration fee of candidates who successfully complete the summer coaching session and meet all academic & scholarship parameters.
Step 4 - LUMS Admission Form
Successful NOP summer coaching session candidates then fill out an online application for admission to LUMS through the following link: admissions.lums.edu.pk. Qualifying students who meet the set academic and financial evaluation benchmark will become LUMS NOP Scholars!
When candidates get shortlisted based on their performance in the Summer Coaching Session, they are then asked to register for the entrance exam. The application forms for undergraduate programmes are provided online. The admission status is communicated by the end of June-July each year. Applicants who qualify on merit are offered admission at LUMS and, upon financial need assessment, are eligible for the National Outreach Programme (NOP) scholarship.
NOP and Subsequent Admission Dates
NOP Process Pipeline 2023-24
NOP Summer Coaching Session Application Deadline
March 12th, 2024
NOP Summer Coaching Session Document Submission Deadline
March 14th, 2024
Selection of Candidates for NOP Summer Coaching Session
May – June each year
NOP Summer Coaching Session
July – August each year
Selection of Candidates for LUMS Undergraduate Application
September – October each year
Deadline to apply for admission (online)
January – February 2025
Deadline to submit supporting documents
January – February 2025
Deadline to take admission test
December – March each year
April – June, 2025