Fata students in KP to get scholarships

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Students belonging to Fata, Balochistan and Gilgat Baltistan studying in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa will get HEC scholarship under the Federal Government Scholarship Program 2012-13, it was learnt on Tuesday.

According to an official communiqué send by HEC to UoP Masters, MS/M.phil and PhD students from the above mentioned areas studying in public sectors universities, affiliated government colleges, public sector degree awarding institutes of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa could avail the scholarships. These students must have the domicile of their respective areas in order to claim the scholarship.

Federal government would pay tuition fee including academic, institutional and mandatory fees that were otherwise charged by educational institutions. 

Only those students enrolled on merit in afro-mentioned institutions of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa could avail scholarship of federal government program by contacting Directory of Finance, Treasurer and Registrar of their institutions but students studying outside of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa or already obtained HEC, Provincial Government scholarships were not illegible for the scholarship. . 

The said scholarship program was approved in Federal Cabinet meeting held on June 1st of this year which was initially introduced for five years from 2012-13 till 2015-16 with the aim to promote education in educationally backward areas of the country. 

This scholarship will be last till 2016 but students enrolled under the said scholarship would be funded until the end of their degree program whatever if their degrees were delayed from 2016.