SDSB provides funding to PhD students in terms of scholarship and research assistantship. Additionally, after completion of course work PhD students are eligible to teach courses at undergraduate level. The University’s policy is to admit students purely on merit, regardless of their financial status or background.
The PhD Management Programme offers a full tuition fee waiver to all students on merit, subject to the approval of Associate Dean - Academics. Other types of financial assistance will include a monthly assistance package up to PKR 20,000 so that the students devote themselves to fulltime studies without fiscal restraints.
Teaching assistantships and stipends to support faculty in research projects are some of the other opportunities that may be available to doctoral students for additional financial assistance, subject to faculty approval. If a student receives funding from another source, the said amount of fee waiver and/or scholarship allowance given by LUMS would be adjusted accordingly. Please note that the fee waiver and/or scholarship funding is approved initially for one year and is renewable based on academic performance. In the financial year 2010 - 11, more than PKR 5.75 million was given in financial assistance to PhD Management students.