Prime Minister’s Fee Reimbursement Scheme For Bachelors/Masters/MPhil /PhD Programs

Prime Minister’s Fee Reimbursement Scheme PMRFS for Less Developed Areas (Selected Regions). The Scheme was approved in June 2012 by the Government and was initially designed to reimburse tuition fees and on and off mandatory charges for the students of Balochistan, FATA and Gilgit Baltistan admitted on merit in Masters/MPhil /PhD in any public sector degree awarding institution. In 2013, it has been made an integral part of Prime Minister’s Youth Program. The scope of the Program has been increased since then and now 114 districts of Pakistan are eligible under the Scheme.

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.

PMFRS PhD Students Registration OnlinePrime Minister’s Fee Reimbursement Scheme For Bachelors/Masters/MPhil /PhD Programs

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.

Financial Coverage of the Scheme:

  1. Actual Tuition Fee (of Masters , MS/MPhil and PhD programs)
  2. On and Off Mandatory charges which includes Registration Fee/Enrollment Fee, Admission fee (For new admissions only), Examination Fee, Library charges(non-refundable), Laboratory charges, Research related academic activities only.
  3. Non study related heads like transport fee, hostel fee, Sports fee, Endowment Fund, Equipment Fee, Health Fee or Any Refundable dues will not be paid.

Important Stats

Province

FY-2016

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*

Total Required Duration:

Approved Study Duration in which Student can get financial benefit under the Scheme

Programs Maximum duration
MA/M.Sc 2 years
MBA 3.5 Years
MS/MPhil 2 Years
MS/M.Phil
(Medical Universities)
2 Years minimum -3 maximum Years
Ph.D (Natural Sciences) 5 Years
Ph.D (Social Sciences & others) 4 Years


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