National Outreach Programme LUMS

Last Date: 01 March, 2018

Aspire to study at LUMS? This is the chance for you to apply for an NOP Scholarship! The LUMS National Outreach Programme (NOP) was launched in 2001, with the motive to provide the talented yet financially challenged youth of Pakistan a chance to study at LUMS on full financial aid. If you have received at least 80% marks in Matric or the equivalent in O Levels and cannot financially afford higher education, then the LUMS National Outreach Programme is meant for you. Those who qualify for NOP criteria, having achieved the best academic scores and the greatest financial need, are given full financial assistance at LUMS. 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.

  • 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, whereby they are examined through different exercises and tests.Students are evaluated on their performance at the coaching session and are registered for the entrance test, fully funded 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 to LUMS.

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

STEP 2 – Summer Coaching Session

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

STEP 3 – SAT Registration

LUMS will pay the SAT registration fee of candidates who successfully complete the 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 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 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.