International Students

Study at one of Pakistan’s top universities

Why choose Syed Babar Ali School of Science and Engineering, LUMS?

As a leading research and teaching university in Pakistan, LUMS has consistently been ranked among top universities, both regionally and internationally and has received acclaim for its programmes by independent, external ranking bodies. Marking a momentous milestone for the University, LUMS has been ranked for the first time by the Times Higher Education (THE) Asia University Rankings, and has been placed among the top 251-300 Asian universities. The employability ranking of the University has been acknowledged by the World QS Rankings by placing LUMS at the top in Pakistan.

Syed Babar Ali School of Science and Engineering (SBASSE) was ranked by World QS Rankings 2021 by Subject, #382 for Engineering and Technology category and #251 for the Computer Science and Information Systems category.

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Fully Funded PhD Positions - for International Students

With our resolute vision, excellent faculty, committed students and modern state of the art infrastructure, SBASSE poised to become a globally competitive research leader in science and engineering.


  • Monthly Stipend: PKR 60,000 per month for the duration of four years
  • Group health insurance
  • On-Campus subsidised accommodation
  • On-Campus daycare facility
  • Conference travel grants
  • Career development opportunities
  • Access to dynamic startup ecosystem

PhD at SBASSE LUMS: Know the Facts

  • State-of-the-art experimental facilities
  • World-class faculty (>90)
  • Across the border research milieu
  • Recognition of research through Syed Babar Ali Research Awards
  • Teaching assistantship opportunities
  • A chance to avail various national (e.g. HEC-IRSIP) and international (e.g. DAAD, TWAS-UNESCO) scholarships

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TWAS-UNESCO Scholarships

The Syed Babar Ali School of Science and Engineering strives to recruit international PhD students as well as post-doctoral researchers to create global partnerships for solving big challenges faced by the region and the large, employing and synthesizing new knowledge in science, engineering and innovation. Towards this mission, the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) is excited to announce its partnership with The World Academy of Sciences for the advancement of science in developing countries (TWAS), a programme unit of the United Nations Educational, Scientific And Cultural Organization (UNESCO), to launch a fellowship programme for recruiting excellent PhD and post-doctoral researchers from the developing world.

Under the agreement, LUMS will open its doors for doctoral and postdoctoral studies to students applying through the vast TWAS/UNESCO network, drawing upon the global network of scientists and engineers built over the past decades. Students will enter into the School of Science and Engineering’s existing PhD programme in the disciplines of computer science, physics, mathematics, electrical engineering, chemical and environment engineering, chemistry and biology. The LUMS fellowship provide full tuition fees waiver as well as coverage of living expenses in the form of a monthly stipend for the duration of the programme. Additionally, UNESCO/TWAS will provide travel support to the selected fellows. These researchers promise to galvanize innovation and discovery in their respective homelands and become torchbearers of south-south collaboration. Of course, these initiatives also help decolonize scientific knowledge and democratize the process of innovation.

In order to be eligible for these fellowships, prospective applicants must be permanent residents in a developing country other than Pakistan and hold a university degree (minimum PhD degree for the post-doctoral fellowship; and Masters level degree for the doctoral fellowship). However, they should not be currently pursuing doctoral degrees at any university/institution in Pakistan. Moreover, they must have a maximum age of forty-five (45) years on December 31st of the year of application for the Postdoctoral fellowship to the LUMS-TWAS/UNESCO Fellowship programme; and thirty-five (35) years on December 31st of the year of application for the doctoral fellowship to the LUMS-TWAS/UNESCO Fellowship. TWAS/UNESCO will soon announce the call for admissions and have a dedicated webpage.

Research Facilities at SBASSE

By investing into the future, SBASSE has developed state-of-the-art facilities for research and innovation. SBASSE research facilities provides both undergraduates and graduates a dedicate workspace to perform their research experiments and draw precise results.


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