LUMS Financial Aid
Admission to all programmes is purely on merit and independent of students’ ability to pay the related tuition fees. Once a student has been admitted to a programme, there are several mechanisms in place to provide financial support based on need and merit. All awards are reassessed each academic year based on performance, need, available resources and prevailing University policies. LUMS is committed to providing as much financial assistance as possible within the limits of its available resources. Nevertheless, the University may not be able to meet all requests for financial assistance, and it is strongly recommended that applicants secure as much of their own funding as possible.
Several Merit and Need-Based Scholarships are available for students who meet specific criteria.
- Need Based Tuition Fee Waiver & Loan
- Merit Scholarship
- National Outreach Programme
- External Scholarships
- International Students Scholarship
Need Based Tuition Fee Waiver & Loan
Financing of a student's education is a commitment involving the student, his or her family and our institution. We at LUMS gear all efforts towards assisting as many students as possible within our limited resources. Financial assistance is offered to students with demonstrated need. These awards at the Undergraduate level are available in the form of Tuition Fee Waiver and LUMS Interest-Free Loan.
Undergraduate need based assistance covers partial to full tuition fee expenses of the programme. The range of the amount of financial assistance over the last year has been between 20% and 100%. These awards are reassessed in each academic year based upon performance and demonstrated financial need. Financial Aid fee waiver is not required to be repaid whilst LUMS Interest-Free Loan will have to be paid back after six (6) months of graduation within a maximum period of five (5) years.
Remember – loan is an obligation and is required to be paid back in installments after graduation. Loan repayment not only contributes towards the recirculation of Financial Aid to deserving students but also inculcates social responsibility and ethical values within the students.
Admitted UG students with high assessed financial need will be refunded for 1 attempted SAT/ACT Test Fee.
LUMS not only recognizes students' good academic performance but also distinguishes high achievers by providing them generous Merit scholarships. If you are a high achiever, LUMS wants you to accomplish everything you possibly can. Exemplary students are selected to receive LUMS Merit Scholarships on the basis of their outstanding academic performance.
Merit Scholarship is a form of gift and does not need to be repaid. LUMS provides Merit Scholarship Award to students who have proven their ability to succeed academically.
100 scholarships are available to support the academic aspirations of prospective top ranked undergraduate students based on the LUMS admission evaluation ranking.
For the first year, merit scholarship award covers partial to full tuition fee for one year and is awarded to the top applicants shortlisted for admission in each school. There is no separate application for the scholarship. Students are automatically considered for the award when they apply for admission to LUMS.
The break-up of 100 merit scholarships for the first year is as follows;
- 30 Scholarships for each batch of SDSB, MGSHSS & SBASSE
- 10 Scholarships for the batch of SAHSOL
Merit scholarship award covers partial to full tuition fee for one year only and is awarded to the returning batches who are placed on Dean's Honour List based on their academic performance. The number of scholarships in each Programme and Class may vary according to the approved policy of the particular academic year.
The break-up of merit scholarships for subsequent year(s) is as follows;
- 15 Scholarships for each batch of SDSB, MGSHSS & SBASSE
- 5 Scholarships for the batch of SAHSOL
Note: In case a student qualifies for both financial aid award and any other scholarship, he/she will receive the higher aid benefit. These awards are for one year only and cannot be carried forward to subsequent years.
SSE Fellowship- Chandrasekhar Fellowship
The SSE Fellowships are created from the generous donation received from Packages Limited honouring the 90th birthday of the Founder of the School, Syed Babar Ali. The fellowships are aimed to bolster interest in fundamental science and are for undergraduates in the basic sciences (biology, chemistry, mathematics, and physics).
The Chandrasekhar fellowship for the students of BS Physics is named after the eminent scientist Dr. Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar. It reaffirms our commitment to reconnect with our regional past and look into the future. You can read more about Dr. Chandrasekhar on the link provided: https://sbasse.lums.edu.pk/honorific-fellowships
LUMS National Outreach Programme
If you are a talented, brilliant and aspiring young student who excels academically yet is constricted by financial circumstances, then the LUMS National Outreach Programme (NOP) is for you! 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. We aim to bring the brightest minds together from every corner of Pakistan to study at LUMS. Since its establishment, the NOP has successfully instated approximately 1200 brilliant students and continues to facilitate many more annually. Almost 600 graduated students have gone out to achieve, thrive and make an impact in their communities.
In order to be eligible for the NOP, a student must have at least 80% marks in Matric or the grade equivalent in O Levels and must have the basis of financial need. In order to spread the word of Higher Education and inform students of the opportunities available through the NOP, the NOP team visits schools and colleges in various cities, towns and villages all over Pakistan to give presentations about the programme and how students can apply and benefit from the same.
The University has tried its level best to raise funds to ensure that no deserving candidate is turned away from the programme due to insufficient funds. Since inception, external donors have played an immense role in achieving this milestone.
There are a number of named scholarships available for undergraduate students. LUMS supporters include individuals and organizations from all over the world. These scholarships can potentially help students cover the costs of education and related expenses (i.e. books, accommodation and living). The eligibility depends upon a number of factors, all of which are specified by the donor who offers the scholarships.
In order to be considered for any kind of external scholarships, students are required to apply for financial aid at the time of applying for admission at LUMS.
Punjab Educational Endowment Fund
The Punjab Educational Endowment Fund (PEEF), an initiative of the Government of the Punjab, established with the objective of providing scholarships/monetary assistance to talented and needy students offers the students of Lahore University of Management Sciences to benefit from this opportunity.
Reaching out to all the meritorious and deserving students to find out about PEEF and procedures of the scholarship students, their families and the educational institutions are encouraged to visit PEEF page and explore the PEEF scholarship opportunities at www.peef.org.pk
The Punjab Educational Endowment Fund, since its establishment, has awarded more than 235,000 scholarships worth Rs. 11.90 billion to students of Punjab and other provinces. With the inclusion of current year’s 115,000 scholarships, the total number of beneficiaries will exceed 351,000 (approx.) with scholarship disbursements worth more than Rs.18.20 billion.
DAAS Foundation Offers Scholarship For Students Affected By Terrorism
Since its initiation in 2017, DAAS Foundation has provided educational support to numerous families affected by terrorism in Pakistan. The Foundation is now working in collaboration with LUMS to make education inclusive and accessible by offering a scholarship for undergraduate students affected by terrorism, irrespective of race, religion and caste.
LUMS takes great pride in its mission to offer top quality education to a diverse student body, and awards financial aid solely on the basis of one criterion, i.e., merit. The University has multiple financial aid opportunities available to students at the undergraduate level, which include need-based tuition fee waivers, LUMS Interest-Free loans, National Outreach Programme scholarships, merit scholarships, and external scholarships. One out of three students at LUMS is on financial support and to date, LUMS has disbursed a total of 7.8 billion in financial aid.
Who Can Apply?
In order to be eligible for this scholarship, the applicant should consider the following:
- Applicants must meet the minimum academic criteria for admission:
- Matric (with at least 70% marks)
- FSc/ICS (first year) (70% marks or above)
- O-Levels results (in at least 8 subjects) with an average grade of at least ‘B’ in all subjects attempted;
- A-Levels in at least 3 subjects with at least 2 B’s and 1 C grade.
- SAT Exam
- Son / Daughter of Martyr or Student effected by terrorism.
- Must be of Pakistani origin and should not have a Pakistani NICOP.
- LUMS academic policies and code of conduct are applicable to all scholarship holders.
How to Apply?
To avail this scholarship, applicants are required to apply to LUMS through the LUMS Online Admission application and fill in the fields of the online application. Applicants are also required to submit all relevant supporting documents by the given deadline.
100% Undergraduate Scholarship for Top 10 FSc Position Holders for Year 1 or 2
LUMS is pleased to announce the prestigious Sekha Scholarship (100% tuition waiver) for FSc top 10 position holders who gain admission into the LUMS Syed Babar Ali School of Science and Engineering (SBASSE).
This scholarship aims to encourage high-potential undergraduate science scholars to come to LUMS and acquire world-class education from one of the best universities of Pakistan.
Starting from the academic year 2022, the Sekha Scholarship will provide any successful applicants who are amongst the top ten position holders of the national FSc examination boards, a 100% tuition fee waiver for the four years of their undergraduate degree at LUMS. FSc position holders from Year 1 or 2, from any of the 23 national FSc boards, are encouraged to apply to the LUMS School of Science and Engineering undergraduate programme to avail this prestigious scholarship.
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International Students Scholarship
Shahid Hussain Foundation Scholarship For International Students
Merit is the sole criteria of admission to LUMS and a continuous effort is made by the University to make all its educational programmes accessible across the nation, regardless of an applicant’s ability to pay. Various financial support opportunities are available to students at the Undergraduate level. These include need based tuition fee waivers, LUMS interest free loans, National Outreach Programme scholarships, merit scholarships and external scholarships.
To add diversity to its student body, LUMS aims to increase induction of international students. The Shahid Hussain Foundation scholarships, established recently, will help LUMS to achieve its goals of reaching out to bright, international talent. These scholarships are available for international undergraduate students for Fall 2021 admissions.
Who Can Apply?
In order to be eligible for the scholarship, applicant
Must meet the minimum academic criteria for admission;
Applicant who is citizen of SAARC member Countries.
- Sri Lanka
Must not be of Pakistani origin and should not have a Pakistani passport/NICOP/CNIC. Applicants holding dual nationality out of which one is Pakistani are not eligible to apply through the LUMS International Student Programme.
How To Apply?
To avail this scholarship, applicants are required to apply to LUMS through the LUMS Online Admission application. All fields of the online application must be completely filled in. Alongside, relevant supporting documents need to be submitted by the given deadline.
Note: LUMS academic policies and code of conduct is applicable to all scholarship holders.
- Financial Aid Award is valid for one(1) year only. Continuation of aid in the subsequent year(s) is subject to the submission of financial aid application, supporting documents and reassessment of financial need.
- Students receiving Financial Aid should maintain a Full-time status in a regular semester. Failure to do so will lead to the cancellation of the Financial Aid Award.
- Each year reassessment is carried out and upon re-evaluation of updated facts financial aid is allocated for the subsequent year. In case a student qualifies for financial assistance for his/her entire degree programme, it will cover 140 credit hours for BA/BSc/BS, 145 credit hours for BSc (Electrical & Chemical Engineering), and 175 credit hours for B.A.LLB in order to meet the minimum graduation requirement.
- Financial Aid Award can be increased, reduced or kept the same at any stage of review during your stay at LUMS.
- LUMS reserves the right to physically verify the beneficiary's Home/Business premises.
- LUMS reserves the right to amend, cancel, or terminate the awarded Financial Aid in case of any misrepresentation or incorrect information provided by the student. Such misrepresentation or concealment of facts may lead to the termination of your admission from the Programme. University also reserves the right to recover the awarded amount during the preceding year(s) from the recipient on an immediate basis.