LUMS, a university in Pakistan located in Lahore, launched its National Outreach Programme (NOP) in 2001 to extend the benefits of world-class education to students all over Pakistan and thereby become a truly national university.
The process includes:
Working with schools, colleges, boards of intermediate and secondary education and education NGOs to identify all talented students from across the country
Encouraging these bright students at the matric and intermediate level to pursue education at LUMS
Providing assistance to potential applicants to prepare for the LCAT[disambiguation needed] Reasoning Test by arranging coaching sessions at LUMS
Providing full financial assistance (covering tuition, registration etc.), free hostel accommodation, living and books allowance to those candidates who qualify for admissions through the NOPjkg