About OIA


The Office of International Affairs (OIA)’s mission is to give strategic and operational direction to LUMS’ continuing internationalization. It is responsible for coordinating, developing, and expanding the scope of the university’s global footprint and international initiatives. The Office acts as a liaison between internal and international entities, facilitates international collaboration in line with global standards, and serves as the source of international opportunities, information and resources.

Through greater global engagement the OIA is aiming to increase the visibility and impact of LUMS around the world. It is vital for institutions in today’s world to maintain a committed, meaningful interaction with the world as a whole and that is what the OIA aims to practice and endorse.

We are currently managing 50+ exchange partners with the number of our partner universities growing extensively. Through these programs’ students from our Partner Universities as well as LUMS can attend exchange programs and study for a semester or the summer at the host institution, sometimes on partially or fully funded scholarships.

As per the agreement there is a set number of students that can go abroad and come to LUMS, while the tuition fee at the host institution is waived off and the students have to pay at their home institute.

The Office of International Affairs is a hub for information about the Lahore University of Management Sciences’ international activities. We work with the University’s academic and administrative units to:

• Identify and develop opportunities for the University to enlarge its international engagement in research and education. 
• Provide central support for and coordination of international activities undertaken by the University’s schools and centers. 
• Represent the University in dealings with international partners. 
• Gather, analyze, and present data on the University’s international connections and engagement.
• Manage all inbound and outbound international exchanges.