The MS programmes offered by the Syed Babar Ali School of Science and Engineering (SBASSE) at LUMS are rigorous and designed to impart specialised professional and research-oriented training. Students have the options to choose from MS-by-Coursework or MS-by-Thesis.

The LUMS MS Chemistry programme, offered by the Syed Babar Ali School of Science and Engineering (SBASSE), is an exciting opportunity for students to take advantage of the conducive and thriving research environment to contribute effectively in the development of science. The Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering aspires to establish itself as an internationally recognised and globally competitive centre for graduate teaching and research in a wide variety of chemical disciplines that include Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Materials Chemistry, Catalysis, Drug Discovery and Medicinal Chemistry.

Students benefit from excellent research facilities (e.g. NMR, SEM, XRD, ICP, GC-MS, HPLC, DSC, VSM, Zetasizer Nano – ZSP, FT-IR, UV-Vis spectrophotometers, high-temperature furnaces, impedance analyzer, potentiostat with cyclic voltammeter, contact angle measuring equipment,etc.) and have access to faculty consisting of an outstanding group of scientists who are committed to pursuing and maintaining excellence in research. The interdisciplinary approach enacted in the vision of SBASSE and the transdisciplinary spaces available across LUMS create a unique environment for students to participate in groundbreaking scientific work solving intricate global challenges related to health, energy, environment, and industry.

Core Courses

Students opting for MS-with-Thesis must take 18 credit hours of core courses (12 credit hours coursework and 6 credit hours research thesis) and 12 credit hours of electives. The MS-by-Coursework option requires students to take 12 credit hours of core courses and 18 credit hours of electives. The following is the list of core courses for MS-with-Thesis students:

  • Experimental Methods in Chemical Research
  • Advanced Physical Chemistry I
  • Advanced Inorganic Chemistry I
  • Advanced Organic Chemistry I
  • MS Thesis I
  • MS Thesis II

Elective Courses

Students opting for MS-with-Thesis must take 12 credit hours of elective courses. The MS-by-Coursework option requires students to take 18 credit hours of elective courses. The following is the list of elective courses (more courses can be added in the list with the approval of departmental graduate programme committee):

  • Advanced Physical Chemistry II
  • Polymer Science and Technology
  • Inorganic Materials Chemistry
  • Organic Spectroscopy
  • Retrosynthesis
  • Advanced Biochemistry
  • Photovoltaic Devices
  • Quantum Theory I
  • Electronic Structure of Matter
  • Mathematical Modelling with Applications

Applicants must meet the minimum eligibility criteria in order to be considered for admission to the Programme. The MS Chemistry Programme at the Syed Babar Ali School of Science and Engineering (SBASSE) is a two-year Programme.

Admission is purely merit-based and rests solely on the following criteria:

  • Academic Record;
  • Performance in Admission Tests *;
  • Application Review;
  • Interview Performance (If shortlisted); 
  • Letters of Recommendation; and
  • Submission of complete Online Application, Application Processing Fee and supporting documents by the stipulated deadline

NOTE:

This is the minimum criteria that applicants need to fulfill in order to be eligible to apply. Fulfillment of this criteria does not guarantee admission to LUMS.

* We are aware that the current COVID-19 crisis poses difficulties for applicants to submit test scores. Under the circumstances, you can apply to LUMS Graduate Programmes without test scores being submitted (if you haven’t taken the test yet). Applications can be submitted without the GRE scores provided all other application components are complete upon submission.

If no Admission Test is scheduled due to the Test Center closure by April 28, 2021, LUMS will process applications using the available information. If shortlisted, applicants may then be asked to appear for an interview followed by a conditional acceptance if you are successful. Once, test centres are functional, they will need to sit for the test and attain the minimum test score required by the University.

Academic Record

A minimum of 16 years of education leading to a degree Programme is required for applying to the MS Chemistry Programme.

Applicants are expected to have obtained their Bachelor’s (or Master’s) degree from national or foreign institutions that are accredited or recognised by the Higher Education Commission (HEC), Pakistan.

Applicants who have obtained their degrees from institutions that are not listed with the HEC, Pakistan, will be required to obtain an Equivalence Certificate from the HEC. For further information, please visit www.hec.gov.pk.

As a minimum academic performance, all applicants must have a CGPA of at least 2.4 (on a scale of 4) or at least 60% marks in all university-level degrees (i.e. 4 years Bachelor’s degree or 2 years BSc degree and 2 years MSc degree).

Applicants applying to the MS Chemistry Programme must have their Bachelor’s (or Master’s) degree in any one of the following areas:

  • Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Materials Science or Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Other closely related disciplines

Note:

Applicants completing their last degree by July 30, 2021 are eligible to apply for MS Programme if they are meeting minimum admission requirements at the time of submission of application.

Admission Eligibility Criteria for LUMS SBASSE Continuing Students

BS-MS Programme

LUMS BS students graduating in 2021 from SBASSE with a Subject CGPA (SCGPA) of ≥ 3.0 in their BS degree are eligible to apply.

Application Categories:

  1. SBASSE students who have obtained a Subject CGPA (SCGPA) of ≥ 3.0 in their BS degree are exempted from the LUMS Graduate Admissions Test (LGAT) and LUMS SBASSE Subject Test. 
    The application submission deadline for this category of students is April 28, 2021. Please note that the exemption from the LGAT and LUMS Subject test will only be granted if the SCGPA ≥ 3.0 requirement is met at the time of application submission.
  2. SBASSE students who have obtained a Subject CGPA (SCGPA) of ≥ 3.0 (at the time of application submission) in their BS degree applying across departments will be required to take the SBASSE Subject Test in the subject they want to pursue their MS in.
    The application submission deadline for this category of students is April 28, 2021. The LUMS Graduate Admissions Test (LGAT) is waived off for this category of students but they must successfully register for LUMS SBASSE Subject Test through LUMS Online admission system on or before April 28, 2021.

​Please note that the exemption from the LUMS Graduate Admission Test will only be granted if the SCGPA ≥ 3.0 requirement is met at the time of application submission i.e. by April 28, 2021.

NOTE:

SBASSE students with an SCGPA of < 3.0 must take LGAT and SBASSE Subject Tests. They are expected to apply through the regular admission process. The application submission deadline for this category of students is April 28, 2021.

The modes of payment are as follows:

1. Voucher can be paid through cash, Pay Order and Bank Drafts made in favour of "Lahore University of Management Sciences" at any branch within Pakistan of following banks:

  • Allied Bank Limited
  • Meezan Bank Limited (Customer Code: LUMS)
  • Bank Al-Habib Limited

2. For online Credit/Debit card payment, please click here 

3. Vouchers can also be paid through ATM machines and internet banking portals of the following banks:

  • Allied Bank Limited
  • Askari Bank Limited
  • Bank Alfalah Limited
  • Bank Al-Habib Limited
  • Faysal Bank Limited
  • Meezan Bank Limited
  • Standard Chartered (Only for Online Payments)

Note:

  • For making payments through internet banking portals/ATM, students need to have bank account in the respective bank.
  • Fee payment through "Pay Orders" is accepted at banks up to two working days prior to the payment deadline. Fee may be paid through Cash Receipts, Online Services and Credit/Debit Cards till payment deadline.

Advance Tax:

Through an amendment in the Income Tax Ordinance 2001 by Finance Act 2013, advance tax (under section 236 I) shall be collected @ 5% on the entire amount of fee except refundable portion.

Bank Helpline Numbers

Allied Bank Limited

1. UAN: 111-225-225, Branch contact No: 042-35748308

2. Regional Office: 042-35747603

Meezan Bank Limited

1. Region Office: 92-42-35786207

2. Head Office: 92-21-36406139

Bank Al-Habib Limited

1. Karachi: 92-21-32277231-239, Lahore: 0333-1218430

2. DHA Ph. 5 Branch: 042-37189231 042-37189234

 

Fee Structure for FY 2021-22

New Student Year 1

Particulars

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

Total

6 Credit Hours 6 Credit Hours 12 Credit Hours
 

PKR

PKR

PKR

Tuition Fee

176,280

176,280 352,560

Admission Fee

87,210

-

87,210

Semester Registration

27,020

27,020 54,040

General Security

38,000

- 38,000

Sub-total - Other Fee

152,230 27,020 179,250

Per Semester Fee

328,510

203,300 531,810

Note:
Per Credit Hour Tuition Fee - Graduate is PKR 29,380 (2021-22)

Hostel Fee

Particulars

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

 

PKR

PKR

Hostel Fee (double occupancy)

TBA

TBA

Hostel Fee (triple occupancy)

TBA

TBA

 
Important Points

  • The above breakdown of fee structure is for Year 1 of the 2 Year MS Chemistry programme
  • Fees are payable by semester according to the schedule given in the Annual Fee bill.
  • As per Income Tax Ordinance 2001, advance tax (under section 236 I) is required to be collected @ 5% on the entire amount of fee paid by a person not appearing on the active taxpayers list if Student Payable exceeds Rs. 200,000/- per annum excluding the amount refundable. Tax deduction certificates will be available on student Zambeel account.
  • Advance tax paid on fee is adjustable at the time of filing of Income tax return. LUMS will issue Advance Tax Certificate in this regard at year-end.
  • University fees are usually announced once each year. However, the University reserves the right to change its policies and fee structure at any time.


Refund Policy

To learn more about the University's Refund Policy, please click here.

Activity

Date

Online Application Deadline

28 April  2021 05:00 pm PKT

Deadline to submit Online supporting documents

30 April 2021

Online Application Deadline  - LUMS UG Continuing Students

28 April  2021 05:00 pm PKT

Deadline to submit Online supporting documents - LUMS UG Continuing Students

 30 April 2021

Admission decisions

30 June 2021 to 31 July 2021

 

Note: The LUMS Graduate Admission Test (LGAT) and SBASSE Subject test scheduled on May 23, 2021, will not be conducted due to the ongoing COVID situation. However, you will be intimated soon after the decision has been finalized regarding the LUMS Admission test in this regard.

The University reserves the right to change dates and deadlines for admissions. Please keep informed of any changes by visiting this site periodically, as well as the LUMS online application site.

What are the admission requirements for MS programmes?

Please refer to the Admission Criteria tab.

Do you require any test for admission to the MS programme?

Please refer to the Admission Criteria tab.

By which date should applicants expect their Test Registration Cards to be delivered?

Test Registration Cards and instructions will be posted to the applicants' secure online application account and an email message will alert applicants that the Test Registration Card has been posted. It will be posted on applicants' online account one week before the test date.

I have received my transcripts for Bachelor's/Master's but I do not have the degree. What should I do?

You should submit all your transcripts latest by the Online document submission deadline. Copy of your degree can be submitted later.

Is financial aid available for MS students?

Yes, financial aid is available on need basis.

How and when do I apply for financial aid?

You should apply for financial aid while submitting your online application. The application form for the financial assistance is within the online admission application.

Whom should I ask to write a letter of recommendation on my behalf?

The recommendation letters can be from a faculty member who has had a reasonable opportunity to evaluate you academically.

I have submitted my online application & all required documents on time but I am unable to view my Test Registration Card?

If an applicant is unable to view his/her Test Registration Card despite completing all the requirements then he/she can write to us at helpdeskao@lums.edu.pk.

I have not yet received any confirmation email after the submission of my online application. What should I do?

You should recheck the completion and proper submission of your online application.

Is it possible to apply after the deadline?

Applications submitted after the deadlines are not accepted.

How do I inform about a change in my online application?

It is highly recommended to fill out the application form carefully. No changes can be made after the submission of online application. In sheer need an applicant can send the updated information to helpdeskao@lums.edu.pk with the specific header "Change in Application Form".

Can my admission be deferred?

In truly exceptional circumstances the Graduate Programme Committee may grant a deferral. All requests should be made in writing and will be reviewed on a case to case basis.

How will you notify me regarding a decision on my application?

The final admission decision will be communicated through an official letter; however, you can check your application status through your online account. Regretfully, we are unable to provide information regarding your application status by telephone or e-mail.

May I appeal my admission decision or ask to have the decision explained?

The admission process is a well deliberated and thorough process. Each year we receive a large number of outstanding applications. Unfortunately, all of them do not qualify because of the limited number of available seats. The decision regarding admission is final.

If your application is unsuccessful you will also receive a letter informing you of this. Due to the volume of applications the University receive, it is not possible to provide feedback on unsuccessful applications.

Who is an international applicant?

A foreign national who is not of Pakistani origin and does not have a Pakistani passport/NICOP/CNIC is eligible to apply to LUMS under its International Student Programme. Applicants holding dual nationality out of which one is Pakistani are not eligible to apply through LUMS International Student Programme.

What is the Higher Education Commission (HEC), Pakistan?

Higher Education Commission (HEC) Pakistan is an independent, autonomous, and constitutionally established institution of primary funding, overseeing, regulating, and accrediting the higher education efforts in Pakistan.
HEC is responsible for formulating higher education policy and quality assurance to meet the international standards as well as providing accrediting academic degrees, development of new institutions, and uplift of existing institutions in Pakistan.

How do I get equivalence from Higher Education Commission (HEC), Pakistan?

International students can get equivalence through the following process: http://hec.gov.pk/english/services/students/Equivalence%20Degree%20Issuance.

Does LUMS offer campus accommodation to international students?

LUMS provides a well-maintained residential environment for international students.

What are the visa requirements for LUMS as an international applicant?

Please visit the link for visa requirements: https://international.lums.edu.pk/.

Are there any specific quotas in admission?

Admission to LUMS MS programme is purely merit based and there are no quotas.

Do you have any age limit for the admission to the MS programme?

No, there are no age restrictions.

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.

  • LUMS Interest- Free Loan
  • Merit Scholarship
  • Four Basic Sciences Award
School
Syed Babar Ali School of Science and Engineering
Department
Chemistry & Chemical Engineering
Requirements

MS-with-Thesis:
18 Credit Hours - Core Courses
12 Credit Hours - Elective Courses

MS-by-Coursework:
12 Credit Hours - Core Courses
18 Credit Hours - Elective Courses

 

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