PM Fee Payment Programme is for those needy students who can not afford payment of their fee while studying in public sector universities of Pakistan. Students who belong to the divisions of Multan, Bahawalpur and DG Khan will be eligible for this scheme from Punjab.
With the aim of encouraging pursuit of higher education, the scheme will provide scholarships for post graduate degrees (MA, MSc or higher level) to students, male and female, belonging to remote and under-privileged areas of the country.
Fee Payment for Needy Students
The tuition fee of the program selected by the scholarship holder will be financed under this scheme and paid directly to the relevant university.
All students, male and female, registered in a Masters/Ph.D program in an HEC approved public sector educational institution are eligible to apply to the scheme.
Students domiciled in interior Sindh, Southern Punjab (Divisions of Multan, Bahawalpur and DG Khan), Balochistan, less developed areas of KP (Malakand, Kohistan and DI Khan), GB and FATA are eligible to apply for the scheme.
Average Tuition Fees:
The average annual tuition fee to be financed under the scheme is Rs.40,000.
A total of 30,000 students will receive scholarships.
Budget Allocation FY 2013-14:
An annual budget of Rs.1.2 Billion has been allocated to the scheme for the financial year 2013-2014.
Higher Education Commission (HEC) would be the executing agency for the scheme. The Ministry of Education and Trainings will collaborate and be responsible for its implementation on the ground.
All the students from Balochistan will be considered eligible in the programme. While for KPK, only less developed areas like Malakand, Kohistan and adjoining areas of DI Khan along with students from Gilgit Baltistan and FATA will benefit from this scheme. Fee Payment for Needy Students will be handled by HEC Pakistan.