LUMS National Outreach Program is a unique kind of program that assists the needy and talented students in getting a quality education in one of the most reputable institutes of Pakistan.

With its NOP, LUMS aims to extend the benefits of world-class education to talented students all over Pakistan. This prestigious scholarship programme focuses on identifying bright students with exceptional Matriculation and FA/FSc. Results and inducting them into the LUMS Undergraduate Programmes.

The scholars that qualify as NOP are given full financial assistance. LUMS is very proud of its NOP scholars: to date, LUMS has inducted approximately 800 NOP Students, around 370 have graduated and are out in the world pursuing their dreams and helping their families and communities.

LUMS NOP Eligibility Criteria

A student from anywhere in Pakistan can apply if he/she meets the criteria for marks and financial need. There are no separate seats/quota for students based on region, ethnicity and extra-curricular activities.

  • At least 80% marks in Matric or equivalent in O-Levels
  • Financial need

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.

LUMS National Outreach Program NOP 2018 Online Application Process

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. It 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

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 LUMS will cover all expenses, except travelling.

STEP 3 – SAT Registration Fee

LUMS will pay the SAT registration fee of candidates who 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 the candidate gets shortlisted by 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.

LUMS National Outreach Program NOP 2018 Admission Schedule

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

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