Prime Minister’s Youth Laptop Scheme Phase-III

Background of the Scheme

Laptop Scheme Phase-III the Higher Education Commission previously ran two programs (PM National Laptop Scheme Phases I and II). Around 500,000 laptops have been successfully distributed across public sector universities and technical institutions, including Federal and FATA colleges, through a transparent online system as part of PMNLS scheme II, which was implemented by the Higher Education Commission. Information was made available for public viewing on the HEC website in order to maintain transparency.

It is well known that a nation’s intellectual capital determines its economic progress. Pakistan is exceptional because about 63% of its population is under 30. If not adequately addressed, Pakistan’s youth bulge will significantly negatively influence the nation. This will depend on how Pakistan invests in its youth by giving them access to meaningful engagement opportunities, employment, and quality education.

The government has begun particular programs to unlock the potential of young people, lower unemployment by offering the necessary skills, and promote an entrepreneurial culture after realizing the significance of this reality.

Introduction to Phase III (2022-23):

Laptops would be given to gifted pupils, according to an announcement made by Pakistan’s Honourable Prime Minister. The project seeks to provide young and outstanding students studying in public sector higher education institutions (HEIs) across the nation and in Azad Jammu & Kashmir with chances in the form of laptops. As part of the Prime Minister Youth Laptop Scheme (PMYLS) Phase-III, the initiative has received approval from ECNEC. The Higher Education Commission has successfully carried out two similar projects in the past.

Prime Minister’s Youth Laptop Scheme Phase-III


Government’s Vision:

  • we are bringing about an improvement in the standard of ICT and science education.
  • they are forming links between businesses and the organizations that supply their education and training.
  • enabling smart campuses to allow for immediate communication and a better learning environment.
  • Boost manufacturing sector productivity and value addition.
  • By supplying cutting-edge IT technologies, increase production and efficiency.

Contours aligned with the Vision:

  • One of the factors influencing future progress is computers.
  • assisting in completing every school’s, college’s, and university’s digitization.
  • Contributing to the central idea of the Smart Campus Systems, namely gadgets.
  • she is aiding in the full utilization of IT’s benefits for the educational sector.


Laptop Scheme Phase-III students are encouraged to apply online by creating an account or updating their profile at the Students’ Service Portal link below. Students can apply through a mobile app or an online portal.

Website URL:


Prime Minister’s Youth Laptop Scheme Phase-III

Students attending public sector universities, degree-granting institutions, and affiliated campuses that have received proper HEC recognition

Eligible Universities List By HEC


Students must enroll no earlier than the start of each program, as shown in the table below:

Degree NameDurationDate of Admission ( Greater then or After )End Date
PhD5 Years30-Jun-1830-Jun-23
MS/ MPhil or Equivalent2 Years30-Jun-2130-Jun-23
MBA3.5 Years31-Dec-1930-Jun-23
MBA2.5 Years31-Dec-2030-Jun-23
MBA1.5 Years31-Dec-2130-Jun-23
Masters (16 years)2 Years30-Jun-2130-Jun-23
Undergraduate5 Years30-Jun-1830-Jun-23
Undergraduate4 Years30-Jun-1930-Jun-23
  • students enrolled in 18-year programs leading to a Ph.D., MS, MPhil, or equivalent.
  • Students enrolling in daytime and evening 4- or 5-year bachelor’s degree programs.
  • Three MBA programs (3.5 years, 2.5 years, and 1.5 years) have students enrolled.


The following students will NOT be eligible for laptops under this scheme

  • students enrolled in higher education institutions (HEIs) in the private sector.
  • students enrolled in any government postsecondary and degree-granting institutions and allied institutions.
  • They were students who previously obtained a laptop through a Federal or Provincial Government program.
  • foreign nationals, with the exception of AJK students.
  • If a student hasn’t applied online or if the online portal hasn’t received their application.
  • Any chosen student who graduated from their degree program prior to receiving their laptop.

Distribution Strategy/Selection Criteria:

  • Once the student has submitted an online application through the HEC online portal (before the deadline). The system can then screen students who are eligible and ineligible in accordance with that.
  • The relevant department’s focal person will use their online focal person account to confirm the student’s information, including Name, CNIC, Department, Degree Level, Last Exam Percentage/CGPA, etc.
  • The University Focal Person is the only one in charge of the verification.
  • Depending on the application, the focal person may reject the student, confirm them, or correct them within the allotted period.
  • The automated process to compile merit lists for each University by HEC will operate on the System after the deadline for verification by HEC has passed.
  • Following that, HEC will distribute the preliminary merit list to the institutes for their review, and the institutes will review it and respond within 15 days.
  • Following the elimination of any discrepancies from the provisional merit list, HEC will distribute the final merit list to the Institutes in accordance with the results.

Distribution Criteria:

The distribution criteria have been defined as follows:

Prime Minister’s Youth Laptop Scheme Phase-III
  • Laptops will be distributed to students in each degree program, including Ph.D., MS/M. Phil., and 16 years of education, entirely on the basis of merit.
  • The distribution of laptops will be based on the number of students enrolled in each degree program (i.e., institution Quota, Campus Quota, Degree Programme Quota, Department Quota, and Years wise distribution).
  • Balochistan HEIs’ quota has been set at 14% (14,000 Laptops), in accordance with instructions from the PM’s office. Note: Under this allotted quota, students from authorized universities in Balochistan will be accommodated


Laptop Scheme Phase-III students may file grievances with Grievance Redressal Committees (GRCs) established for the purpose, or they may speak with University Super Focal Persons if they have comments or complaints about the program or their eligibility.

For further information or queries, please contact:

  • Students can also send an email to HEC if any additional information is required on ( )
  • Students can complain Online Complain
  • Address: Higher Education Commission, Sector H9 Building Islamabad, Pakistan

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