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LUMS - National Outreach Program (NOP)

The National Outreach Program (NOP) is a LUMS initiative to promote and cultivate the local talent and potential of Pakistan, especially from the lowest income households. The program was launched in 2001, with an aim to extend world-class education to the brightest students from humble financial backgrounds coming from all over Pakistan. Based on financial assessment, this program covers 100% tuition fee, accommodation, living and books allowance. The NOP scholarship program focuses on identifying bright students with exceptional educational records and from the most economically lowest-income households and inducting them into the LUMS undergraduate programs.

Program Focus

LUMS launched its National Outreach Programme (NOP) to extend the benefits of world-class education to talented students all over Pakistan and thereby become a truly national university. This prestigious scholarship program focuses on identifying bright students with exceptional Matriculation and FA/FSc results and inducting them into the LUMS Undergraduate Programs. The scholars that qualify as NOP are given full financial assistance. More than 500 NOP scholars have entered as LUMS students until now, of which nearly 150 have already graduated.

How to Apply

The applicants need to submit their National Outreach Program (NOP) application forms after receiving their matriculation results. The applicants are shortlisted on the basis of the eligibility criteria.
After being selected, the students are coached and registered for the entrance test, fully funded by LUMS. Finally, the students who apply to LUMS and qualify on merit are offered admission on full scholarship.

Eligibility Criteria

i) High performance in Matriculation examination
ii) Demonstrated need for financial assistance

When to Apply

If you fall within the eligibility criteria, you need to take the following steps to avail the National Outreach Program:

STEP 1: APPLICATION PROCESS

Apply to the program after clearing your Matriculation exam while you are enrolled in the first year of Intermediate/A’ Level. Application is normally submitted at least two years prior to the Undergraduate Program start date e.g. the students applying in 2012 will be able to join the Undergraduate Program in year 2014. Hence, the students of Intermediate Part I & II are eligible to apply.

STEP 2: SUMMER ORIENTATION SESSION

Top candidates shortlisted on the basis of merit and need for financial assistance are called in for a ten day orientation session at LUMS. They are tested through different exercises and tests. This session is arranged during summer vacations (July & August) every year. All expenses with regards to the boarding, lodging and coaching materials are borne by LUMS. However students must bare all transportation costs to and from LUMS.

STEP 3: LUMS ADMISSION TEST REGISTRATION AND ADMISSION FORM FOR UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM

The candidates are shortlisted on the basis of their performance in the orientation session and are registered for the LUMS admission test. The application forms for Undergraduate Programs are provided online, free of cost. The forms are filled and submitted online. The Financial Aid form is included in the online application, there is no separate form.
The admission status is communicated by the end of July each year. If a student clears the LUMS admission test and is granted admission to LUMS, then his/ her case will be reviewed by the Financial Aid Committee. If the committee decides that the student qualifies for more than a 100% scholarship, he/ she may be awarded the NOP scholarship. Finally, the applicants who qualify on merit and need are offered admission at LUMS through National Outreach Program (NOP) scholarship.

Admission Test

If shortlisted on the basis of their performance in the coaching session, students are asked to registered for LUMS Test. The application forms for Undergraduate Programs are provided free of cost. The forms are filled and submitted in the Admission Office. 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 Program (NOP) scholarship.

Applying to NOP

Students apply to the NOP after clearing their Matriculation exam. Application is normally at least two years ahead of the undergraduate programme start date — students applying in 2012 will be able to join the programme in 2014. Hence, the students of Intermediate parts I and II are eligible to apply.

Preliminary Evaluation Test

Students take the Preliminary Evaluation Test which is based on the Matriculation and Intermediate curricula. It comprises three sections: English, Mathematics and Analytical. Each section has multiple-choice questions. The duration of the test can be 75 to 90 minutes. Students are shortlisted for the coaching session on the basis of your performance in this test.

Sona Welfare Foundation (SWF)

The Fauji Fertilizer Company (FFC) provides two scholarships towards the LUMS National Outreach Programme (NOP). The fund is called Sona Welfare Foundation (SWF) Scholarship Fund, which finances the undergraduate education at LUMS, of two NOP scholars.

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