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Prime Minister's Fee Reimbursement Scheme

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.  Upfront payment of tuition fees directly to the universities at the time of admission by the deserving students has been started from Spring 2015 semester.

Eligibility Criteria

All students registered in Masters/Ph.D programs in an HEC approved public sector educational institution.
For further details visit http://www.hec.gov.pk/frs

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, DI Khan, Lakki Marwat, Batagram, Kala Dhaka/Torghar, Hangu, Kohat, Bannu and Karak), GB  and FATA.

The districts of Layyah, Mianwali, Bhakkar, Khushab, and Attock will also be included.

Average Tuition Fees

Rs.40,000 per year

Total Number

50,000 students (year 2013-2014)

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.

Important Stats

Province

FY-2015-16

No. of Students

Amount Million Rs

Balochistan

596

31.51

KPK

2,138

138.36

Sindh

1,538

34.29

Punjab

9,467

290.06

ICT

169

13.13

AJK

5040

214.14

GB

1389

42.11

FY Wise Total

20,337

763.59*

Executing Agencies

  1. Higher Education Commission (HEC) in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Trainings, which will be responsible for its implementation on the ground.
  2. www.hec.gov.pk/frs

People to contact

  1. Coordinator:
    Ms. Romina Khurshid Alam, MNA
    romina.mna@gmail.com

    Ms. Maiza Hameed MNA
    maizahameed@gmail.com
  2. Focal Person: Dr G Raza Bhatti, Member HRD
    E-mail: rbhatti@hec.gov.pk Ms Shumaila
    Ms Asmat

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