The Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), established in 1985, is one of the largest and leading universities in Pakistan. Among the top 700 universities of the world in the QS University Rankings, LUMS has an established reputation for academic excellence and has received great acclaim for its programmes from within and outside the country.

The University has made sure its curriculum and educational standards are in line with global industry needs and trends, which is one of the reasons why LUMS has seen such exponential growth in the past three decades. The University boasts leading edge research systems and innovative centers so that students are equipped to tackle emerging challenges in their fields more efficiently.

Students at LUMS continue setting high academic standards and go on to graduate with skills that help set them apart in the job market both nationally and internationally. This, in part, is due to a university culture that advocates academic excellence, experiential learning and freedom of thought. LUMS continues to set its sights on becoming an internationally acclaimed research university that aspires to serve the society through even greater excellence in education and research.

Take a virtual campus tour at https://lums.edu.pk/lums-journey













Lahore – A Historic and Hospitable City


Lahore is a diversified, pluralistic and peaceful city. The historical, cultural and educational capital of Pakistan is home to a population of 11 million. This city has a legacy and a history of more than a thousand years. As the heart of Punjab, influences from all past kingdoms and empires bleed into the present making for a rich, diverse and colourful city. Therefore, it is no surprise that Lahore has produced countless scholars, Nobel Laureates, poets, writers, intellectuals and scientists.

As the center of higher education in Pakistan; medical schools, universities, professional colleges and art schools can be found dotting the city landscape. Lahore has got modern transportation facilities, Wi-Fi hotspots, various sports stadiums, huge parks, swimming pools, malls and entertainment spots; all those facilities and luxuries that leading cities offer around the globe. The people of Lahore are friendly, generous and hospitable with a well-known zest for life. Not to mention the city’s dozens of food streets and hundreds of restaurants offering all sorts of indigenous, continental and fast foods.

From a security perspective, Lahore is one of the safest cities in Pakistan and operates under an integrated command, control and communication system that virtually guarantees public safety. In addition, security personnel in the city are always willing to guide and help during any sort of minor or major emergencies.




The academic programmes offered at LUMS include undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate degrees in various disciplines. All courses are taught in English and students have the freedom to explore their interests in a variety of subjects before choosing their majors. Our incoming exchange students are allowed to take courses offered by all schools provided that they will meet the prerequisites of the courses.






The cost of living per semester (5 months) is approximately PKR. 140,500 i.e. € 879 and $ 989. Below is a general overview of your cost of living at LUMS per semester. These estimated costs can vary per person and upon your lifestyle.




  Pakistani Rupees Euros US Dollars
ACCOMMODATION 55,500 347 391
FOOD 75,000 469 528
BOOKS & READERS 10,000 63 70
TOTAL 140,500 879 989


  • Euro calculated at the rate of PKR 160
  • USD calculated at the rate of PKR 142
  • Exchange rates may vary at the time of admission.






Fall Semester 2019-20 Fall and Full year February 15, 2019
Spring Semester 2020 October 25, 2019


Start of Classes


Fall Semester 2019-20 September 2, 2019
Spring Semester 2020 January 20, 2020


Examination Period


Fall Semester 2019-20 December 14-21, 2019
Spring Semester 2020 May 10-20, 2020




Student Life at LUMS


Living on campus

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


Studying Resources

The Gad and Birgit Rausing Library serves as a center for information and knowledge for the faculty, researchers and students with its wide-range of collections, dedicated staff, high-quality infrastructure and online services. It is open for anyone and everyone who seeks to benefit from this repository of knowledge.



At LUMS, we offer you many on campus dining choices. Let yourself go beyond books and lectures and enjoy the choices of eateries that LUMS has to offer. The Pepsi Dining Centre (PDC) is at the heart of the University and offers a diverse mix of meals and snacks at affordable prices but if you are up for something different, the University also offers many other food outlets serving a wide variety of cuisines to dine and unwind.


Staying Fit

The pride and joy of the LUMS Community, the Syed Maratib Ali Sports Complex, houses the most modern male and female gymnasiums, four squash courts, an indoor basketball court, four badminton courts, and an indoor volleyball court. We also provide you with outdoor sports facilities, which include two volleyball courts, two tennis courts, a football ground and a cricket field. The LUMS Coca-Cola Aquatic Centre, an international standard indoor swimming pool built in line with FINA specifications (25 metres length), is operational throughout the year and is certified for national and international competitions.


Eligibility for Undergraduate Exchange Programme

  • Students must have proficiency in English. We rely on our partner universities to nominate students who are fluent in English.
  • Successfully completed at least one year of education with good academic standing within a relevant field of studies at the home institution with proven leadership qualities.




How to obtain a student visa?


Step One

Obtain a clearance/recommendation letter from your respective embassy


Step Two

Submit the clearance/recommendation letter from your respective embassy to the international office at LUMS


Step Three

Get a ‘No Objection Certificate’ (NOC) and Clearance from the Ministry of Interior (MOI), Pakistan


Step Four

Submit the NOC to the Pakistani Embassy/Consulate working in your country who will then issue a student visa to you


Note: The international officer at LUMS will help you through every step of the process by dealing with your application on an individual basis and attaining the said documents within10-12 weeks for the issuance of your study visa.


Application for Exchange

Exchange partners nominate their selected students via email.

All nominated students will receive an acceptance email/letter with the application instructions and practical information about the exchange program at LUMS. Students may complete the application form and send it back via email and courier along with the required documents as follows:


Application Checklist

1. LUMS Student Application form
2. HEC – Pakistan Student Information Sheet*
3. Clearance/Recommendation Letter from your respective embassy**
4. Visa Form***
5. Transcript of Records
6. Certification of Provisional Grade Point Average
7. Certificate Proficiency in English
8. Nomination/Recommendation Letter from the home university
9. Passport Size Photographs (3 Copies)
10. Scanned Copy of Passport
11. Medical Certificate

* The applicant is required to submit this document (E-copy & Courier) to us for the issuance of a No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the Higher Education Commission - Pakistan which is necessary for your security clearance from the Ministry of Interior – Pakistan, visa processing and enrollment at LUMS.

The e-copy is to be submitted at international@lums.edu.pk and the original document is to be posted at Office of student Affairs, Lahore University of Management Sciences, DHA, Lahore Cantt. 54792, Lahore, Pakistan.

** This document is required by the Higher Education Commission – Pakistan for the issuance of a No Objection Certificate (NOC).

*** This form is needed to acquire necessary security clearance from the Ministry of Interior – Pakistan for your visa processing. You will forward us three copies of this form (complete in all respects) with six photographs and complete address through courier.




Jakob Schlag – Germany

“My exchange semester at LUMS was one of the most enriching times of my life. With its first-class scholars, LUMS provides an outstanding education, duly recognized worldwide. As a student you can fully concentrate on yor programme since everything you need is provided on campus. Excellent learning conditions paired with an overwhelming hospitality makes LUMS a highly valuable exchange destination.”







Pauline Asbrand – Germany

“I came to LUMS as an exchange student in August 2014. After falling in love with the country and its people, I prolonged my stay which was originally intended to be just one semester and stayed until May 2015.









Nils Haveresch – Germany

“LUMS is a special place in Pakistan. It has a very liberal, pro-active and comfortable vibe. You will find everything there you need in life: friendly, jovial people with different backgrounds, food, supermarket, sport facilities and many places to hang out. The academic environment is really impressive. Outstanding facilities, extraordinary instructors and challenging courses motivate you to work hard and enjoy likewise.”








International Office
Office of Student Affairs
Email: international@lums.edu.pk


Mr. Mazhar Mohsin Chinoy
Office of Student Support Services

Email: mchinoy@lums.edu.pk
Phone: +92-42-5608090


Mr. Muhammad Atif Usmani
Deputy Manager 
Office of Student Support Services

Email: atif.usmani@lums.edu.pk
Phone: +92-42-5608000 Ext. 2342


Mr. Sharjeel Ali Maqsood
Assistant Manager
Office of Student Support Services

Email: sharjeel.ali@lums.edu.pk
Phone: +92-42-5608000 Ext. 2174


Mr. Shakir Hussain Shakir
Exchange Program Officer
Office of Student Support Services

Email: shakir.hussain@lums.edu.pk
Phone: +92-42-5608000 Ext. 2133



Office of Student Affairs
Lahore University of Management Sciences
Opposite Sector U,
DHA, Lahore 54792