Prime Minister has launched six different schemes for youth of Pakistan. Among these schemes 5th one is PM’s Scheme for Reimbursement of Fee of Students from the Less Developed Areas.
Government of Pakistan would pay the tuition fees of all deserving candidates at master’s level and above. For this purpose, Rs1.2 billion has been allocated which would cover the expenses of some 30,000 students with an average of Rs40, 000 yearly.
PM’s Scheme for Reimbursement of Fee of Students.
|Brief description||Aimed at encouraging pursuit of higher education by students from less developed areas through financing of their tuition fees paid directly to universities.|
|Eligibility criteria||All students registered in Masters/Ph.D programs in an HEC approved public sector educational institution.|
|Geographical spread||Students domiciled in interior Sindh, Southern Punjab (Divisions of Multan, Bahawalpur and DG Khan), entire Balochistan, less developed areas of KP (Malakand, Kohistan and DI Khan), GB and FATA.|
|Average Tuition Fees||Rs.40,000 per year|
|Total number||30,000 students|
|Budget Allocation FY 2013-14||Rs.1.2 Billion|
|Executing agency||Higher Education Commission (HEC) in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Trainings, which will be responsible for its implementation on the ground.|