International Students

At LUMS, we value diversity. In fact, it is our hallmark feature - we believe it enriches our community’s experience and provides a broader experience. Find out why students from around the world call LUMS home.

About Lahore

Pakistan’s second largest city, Lahore is situated on the banks of the River Ravi. It is known as the historical, cultural and educational capital of the country. As the cultural capital of Punjab for centuries, the city has seen the coming and going of many kings, emperors and rulers.


Here are a list of resources to ensure that your transition to college life is smooth and easy. Welcome to LUMS!

Living On Campus

Campus accommodation at LUMS truly provides a home away from home. From separate male and female dorms to diverse food outlets, from a state-of-the-art swimming pool to excellent sports facilities, and ATMs, from a superstore to emergency medical services, from first class gyms to library facilities, LUMS offers a complete ecosystem to all community members within easy and efficient reach.

Visa And Travel

The checklist below will take you through all the documents required for obtaining your visa and completing the admission process.


LUMS offers generous financial support at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Scholarships are available to international students who meet the University’s merit criteria.

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Ready To Apply

Applying to LUMS is easy. We will walk you through the all the necessary steps to begin the application process.

In order to be considered for admission, international students must:

  • Check the minimum eligibility criteria for application submission
  • Refer to the Important Dates
  • Register and take the required test (GMAT/GRE/SAT)
  • Create an online account for application submission. Complete all fields of online admission application
  • Submit online admission application
  • Submit application processing fee
  • Submit all supporting documents

In order to study at LUMS, foreign nationals must obtain a Study Visa from the Pakistani Embassy/Consulate in their country. The Pakistani Embassy/Consulate will only issue a study visa for upon receipt of Higher Education Commission (HEC), Pakistan’s ‘No Objection Certificate’ (NOC) and Clearance from the Ministry of Interior (MOI), Pakistan.

To be issued a visa, students must submit the following documents to the LUMS Admissions Office through postal mail/ courier service by the stipulated deadline:

  • Signed copy of admission offer letter
  • Payment of tuition/hostel dues (if any)through a bank draft
  • Completely filled ‘Students Information Sheet’ for issuance of NOC from the HEC
  • Three copies of completely filled and duly signed ‘Visa Form’ (all pages) to get necessary visa clearance from the Ministry of Interior, Pakistan
    Note: The form is available on the Ministry of Interior website ( and must be duly filled with contact/addresses of the applicant in their home country and Pakistan
  • Six original passport sized photographs
  • Complete copy of valid passport
  • Any other document(s) required by the MOI for the issuance of visa
  • Academic Records - certified copies of all academic transcripts & Certificates (Secondary, Post-Secondary, Bachelors, Masters or any other qualification)
  • Equivalence certificate issued by the Inter Board Committee Chairmen (IBCC), Pakistan and/or Higher Education Commission (HEC) Pakistan
  • Medical Fitness Certificate
  • Any other relevant document(s)

LUMS Overview

At LUMS we are proud of our accomplishments. Together, faculty, students and staff contribute to creating an amazing experience. Here are just a few reasons why LUMS is the top varsity in Pakistan.