How to Apply NOP?

How to Apply NOP?

How to Apply NOP?

Application Process

·         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 Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), 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.

Eligibility Criteria

·         At least 80% marks in Matric or equivalent in O-Levels

·         Financial need

The students shortlisted on the above criteria are invited to NOP summer coaching session, where they are examined through different exercises and tests. Students are evaluated on their performance at the Summer Coaching Session and are registered for the entrance test, 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.

How to Apply

Students who meet the eligibility criteria can apply.

STEP 1 – Application Process

Apply to NOP while you are in the first year of Intermediate or A-Levels. This will be two years before the start date of the undergraduate programme at LUMS. Students attending the coaching session in 2018 will be able to join LUMS in 2019. You can fill out your online application at https://nopscs.lums.edu.pk

STEP 2 – Summer Coaching Session

Shortlisted candidates will be called in for two week summer coaching session at LUMS. The session will be arranged during the summer holidays and all expenses, except travelling will be covered by LUMS.

STEP 3 – SAT Registration Fee

LUMS will pay the SAT registration fee of candidates who successfully complete the NOP Summer Coaching Session.

STEP 4 - LUMS Admission Form

The next step for successful NOP Summer Coaching Session candidates is to fill an online application for admission to LUMS through the following link: https://admissions.lums.edu.pk/. Qualifying students will become LUMS NOP Scholars.

Admission Test

When the candidate gets shortlisted on the basis of their performance in the summer coaching session, these students are then asked to register for the SAT Test. The application forms for undergraduate programmes are provided online. The admission status is communicated by the end of June-July each year. Finally, the applicants who qualify on merit are offered admission at LUMS and are eligible for the National Outreach Programme (NOP) scholarship.

Description Date
NOP Summer Coaching Session Application Deadline March 01, 2018 till 5:00 pm (PST)
NOP Summer Coaching Session Document Submission Deadline March 02, 2018 till 5:00 pm (PST)
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 30, 2018 till 5:00 pm (PST)
Deadline to submit supporting documents January 31, 2018 till 5:00 pm (PST)
Deadline to take SAT March 10, 2018
Admission decisions 1st April – 30th June 2018
Classes Start September 2018