Name of the Organization : Higher Education Commission (hec.gov.pk)
Type of Facility : Prime Minister’s Fee Reimbursement Scheme
Country : Pakistan
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Prime Minister’s Fee Reimbursement Scheme :
The Federal Government, in move to support the educational sector of less developed areas of Balochistan, Gilgit/ Baltistan, FATA, Interior Sindh, South Punjab, Malakand, Kohistan and D.I. Khan areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has decided to pay the tuition fee of all the students of these areas studying in Masters
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M.Phil in the Public Sector Universities of their respective area of domicile and for PhD all Public Sector Universities of Pakistan.
The scheme is focused on enhancing opportunities for access to higher education especially to talented but financially constrained students belonging to remote and far flung areas of the country who despite possessing academic merit, are unable to finance their education. The fee disbursement would be ensured through a transparent and well defined mechanism. Under this innovative and special scheme, along with tuition fee, the federal government have paid other academic, incidental, or mandatory fees charged by educational institutions as one-off or on a per semester basis of Masters, MS/ M.Phil and PhD students of selected areas.
Eligibility Criteria :
Students with valid domicile/local certificates of their areas are eligible to apply. Areas included in the scheme are : Balochistan, Gilgit Baltistan, AJK, FATA, Interior Sindh, Multan , Bahawalpur, D.G. Khan.
Malakand, Kohistan , D.I. Khan, Tank, Buner, Swat, Shangla, Upper Dir, lower Dir and Chitral districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Kalat,Mastung,Khuzdar,Awaran, Washuk , Kharan/Rakhshan , Lasbela ,Ketch , Gwadar , Punjgur , Nasirabad, Jaffarabad ,Jhal Magsi,Bolan ,Quetta Urban,Quetta Rural,Pishin ,Killa Abdulla ,Killa Saifullah,Barkhan ,Musa Khel,Loralai ,Sheerani ,Zhob ,Dera Bugti ,Kohlu ,Ziarat ,Harnai , Sibi ,Nushki ,Chagai(Dalbandin)
Hunza–Nagar, Gilgit, Skardu, Ghanche, Ghizar, Diamir, Astore
Azad Jammu & Kashmir :
Bhimber, Kotli, Mirpur, Muzaffarabad, Hattian, Hattian, Neelam, Poonch, Haveli, Bagh, Sudhnoti
Bajaur,Khyber,Kurram,South Waziristan,North Waziristan,Mohmand,Orakzai,FR Peshawar,FR Kohat,FR Bannu,FR Lakki,FR D.I. Khan,FR Tank
Interior Sindh :
Thatta, Badin, Tharparkar, Umerkot, Mirpur Khas, Tando Allahyar, Naushahro Feroze, Tando Muhammad Khan, Sanghar, Khairpur, Benazirabad, Dadu, Qambar Shahdadkot, Larkana, Matiari, Ghotki, Shikarpur, Jacobabad, Sukkur, Kashmore
South Punjab :
Bahawalpur, Rahim Yar Khan, Bahwal Nagar, Multan, Lodhran, Khanewal, Vehari, Dera Ghazi Khan, Muzaffar Garh, Rajan Pur, Layyah .
Selected areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa :
Chitral, Lower Dir, Upper Dir, Swat, Buner, Shangla, Malakand, Kohistan, D.I.Khan, Tank
All onboard students who are enrolled on merit in the academic institutions located in their area of domicile are eligible. The students from FATA, Malakand, Kohistan and Dera Ismail Khan studying in institutions located in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa will be considered.
Public sector universities, affiliated government colleges and Public Sector Degree Awarding Institutes (DAIs) situated in Balochistan, KPK (for FATA, Malakand, Kohistan and Dera Ismail Khan only) Gilgit/Baltistan, South Punjab and Interior Sindh.
Tuition fee and other mandatory fees charged by the respective institutions will be paid for all students except for those admitted on self-finance basis or who are already availing any other scholarship.
1)The students who are availing scholarship from HEC, Provincial Govt. or any other organization, will be ineligible to apply.
2)The students who secured admission on self-finance basis will not be eligible.
3) The students who are not full time students will not be eligible.
How to Apply :
1) List of students (detail mentioned below) will be collected from Public Sector academic institutions and there is no need to send any application or form to HEC.
2) All candidate names would be forwarded through respective university to HEC.
3) HEC will pay tuition fee (including other academic, incidental, or mandatory fees charged by educational institutions as one-off or on a per semester basis) to university directly.
4) There is no last date to apply for this scheme as HEC will pay fee till the provision of funds by the Government of Pakistan.
Existing students :
** All onboard students of Master & MS/M.Phil who are enrolled on merit in the academic institutions located in their area of domicile are eligible. The students from FATA, Malakand, Kohistan and Dera Ismail Khan studying in institutions located in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa will be considered.
** PhD candidates having domicile of Balochistan, Gilgit/ Baltistan, FATA Interior Sindh, Multan, Bahawalpur, D.G. Khan, Malakand, Kohistan and Dera Ismail Khan in any public sector university throughout Pakistan.
New Admissions :
** A candidate has to secure admission on merit in the area of their respective domicile and HEC identified universities. (list of identified universities is available at https://www.hec.gov.pk/english/pages/home.aspx)
** Master/MS/M.Phil candidates can take admission only in the universities located in the territory of Balochistan, Gilgit/ Baltistan and FATA, Malakand, Kohistan and Dera Ismail Khan (KPK Universities) with respect to their domicile.
** PhD candidates having domicile of Balochistan, Gilgit/ Baltistan, FATA Interior Sindh, Multan, Bahawalpur, D.G. Khan, Malakand, Kohistan and Dera Ismail Khan are allowed to secure admission in any public sector university throughout Pakistan.
Subsequent Payments :
1) Subsequent Payments will require satisfactory progress report/result of students.
2) For continuation of free education, the students will maintain minimum Percentage/GPA which is necessary to retain his/her admission for the respective university.
3) During the period, the student must be a full time student and he/she will take full load of subjects/credits during each semester/term/year.
For More Details, Click Here : https://www.hec.gov.pk/english/pages/home.aspx