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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 2013-2014 2014-215 2015-2016 Grand Total

Punjab

18084 11010 14677 43771

Sindh

8096 9264 5383 22743

KPK

8792 11198 9563 29553

Balochistan

11100 13553 3815 28468

ICT

394 604 593 1591

AJK

3279 4929 9179 17387

GB

2250 2100 4935 9285

Total

51995 52658 48145 152798

Update on FY 2016-17:

  • First phase of online registration for newly enrolled students was launched during 15thJuly 2016 to 30th Nov 2016.
  • Second and last phase of online registration for newly enrolled students has been started from 1st January 2017 and last date is 15th April 2017.

The status of students registered so far is as under:

 New Registration Approved Disapproved Pending Total Registered students
22726 567 5299 28592

Following is the program wise detail of amount released to universities for FY 2016-17:

 

Master MS/M.Phil. PhD Total No. of Students Total Amount (Rs. in Million)
Payment Processed 8,380 4,714 1,244 14,338 629,488,489

Other Administrative Expanses

5,495,044

Total

634,983,533

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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