Yet another initiative has been taken by the government to encourage education in the less developed areas of Pakistan. This time around, Prime Minister Youth Programme for PM Reimbursement Scheme 2016 has been launched.
This scheme was initially approved in June 2012 by the government which would reimburse tuition fees for students enrolled in Masters/M.Phil/Ph.D courses. In 2013, it was made as an integral part of the Youth Scheme.
The scheme aims to help students from the less developed areas, who are willing and encouraged to pursue higher education. The initiative covers the tuition fee of the students, providing them scholarships.
Overall, the scheme features a 5 billion rupee budget for the scholarships, potentially facilitating over one lakh students in 114 less developed districts of Pakistan.
No confirmation has been made but the reported districts included in this scheme are as following:
- Azad Jammu Kashmir.
- Gilgat / Baltistan FATA.
- Interior Southern Punjab & Other Districts of Punjab including Khushab, Mianwali, Attock & Bhakkar.
- KPK Districts such as Chitral, Lower Dir, Malakand, Upper Dir, Buner, Swat, Shangla, Kohistan, Dera Islmail Khan, Tank, Lukki Marwat, Battgaram,Torghar, Kohat,Hangu, Karak and Bannu.
Details Of Financial Coverage:
- Tuition fee for Masters, MS/MPhil and PhD programs.
- On and off mandatory charges.
- Registration/Enrollment and Admission Fee (only for new admissions).
- Examination Fee.
- Library charges (nonrefundable).
- Laboratory charges.
- Research related academic activities only.
- Non-study related expenses.
- Sports Fee.
- Hostel Fee.
- Transport Fee.
- Endowment Fee.
- Equipment Fee.
- Healthy Fee.
Do note that any refundable dues will not be paid.
Study Plan Devised
How To Apply?
Just visit HEC’s official website for applying here, and follow the steps.
The last date to apply for this scheme is 15-10-2016.