How to Apply

Eligibility Criteria

  • 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 are will have 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.


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.


How to Apply

Students who meet the eligibility criteria can apply.

Step 1 – Application Process

Apply to the 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 2021 will be able to join LUMS in 2022. You can fill out your online application at

Step 2 – Summer Coaching Session

Shortlisted candidates will be called in for two week Summer Coaching Session at LUMS. The session will be conducted 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: Qualifying students will become LUMS NOP Scholars.


Admission Test

When candidates get shortlisted on the basis of their performance in the Summer Coaching Session, they are then asked to register for the entrance exam, and the SAT. The application forms for undergraduate programmes are provided online. The admission status is communicated by the end of June-July each year. Finally, applicants who qualify on merit are offered admission at LUMS and are eligible for the National Outreach Programme (NOP) scholarship.


NOP and Subsequent Admission Dates

NOP Process Pipeline 2020-21


NOP Summer Coaching Session Application Deadline

March 30, 2021 till 5:00 pm (PKT)

NOP Summer Coaching Session Document Submission Deadline

April 01, 2021 till 5:00 pm (PKT)

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)

February 02, 2021 till 5:00 pm (PKT)

Deadline to submit supporting documents

February 04, 2021 till 5:00 pm (PKT)

Deadline to take SAT

December – March each year

Admission decisions

April – June, 2021

Classes Start

September 2021







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