Prime Minister’s Youth Laptop Scheme Phase-III (All You Need To Know)

Prime Minister’s Youth Laptop Scheme Phase-III (All You Need To Know)

Background of the Prime Minister’s Youth Laptop Scheme Phase-III

In the past, the Higher Education Commission (HEC) Pakistan ran two laptop schemes, the PM National Laptop Scheme Phase-I and Phase-II.

Under Phase II, the HEC was in charge of giving out laptops. Around 500,000 laptops were successfully distributed to students at public universities and technical colleges, including those in the Federal and FATA areas.

This was done through an online system to keep things fair and transparent. Information about the laptop distribution was publicly shared on the HEC website.

It’s a known fact that a country’s economic growth depends on its intellectual capital, which means the knowledge and skills of its people.

Pakistan is unique because almost 63% of its population is under 30. This large number of young people can greatly impact Pakistan, positively or negatively, depending on how the country invests in its youth by providing quality education, job opportunities, and meaningful ways to get involved.

The Government understands how important this is. That’s why it has started special programs to develop the potential of young people, reduce unemployment by giving them useful skills, and promote a culture of entrepreneurship (starting new businesses).

Introduction about Prime Minister’s Youth Laptop Scheme Phase-III (2022-23):

The Prime Minister of Pakistan has announced that the Government will provide free laptops to talented students.

This project aims to give opportunities in the form of laptops to smart and talented young students studying at public colleges and universities across Pakistan and Azad Jammu & Kashmir.

The project, called the Prime Minister Youth Laptop Scheme (PMYLS) Phase-III, has been approved.

Under this project, 100,000 laptops will be awarded to talented students based on their merit (how well they do in school). This will be done online to keep things fair and transparent.

In the past, the Higher Education Commission has successfully carried out two similar laptop schemes for students. This new Phase-III project will continue that effort to provide laptops to deserving students in Pakistan.

The goal is to give opportunities and resources to talented young people in the country through access to laptops and technology. This can help them learn better and develop important skills for the future.

Prime Minister’s Youth Laptop Scheme Phase-III Objectives:

The Government’s Vision:

  1. They are improving the quality of education in science, technology, and computer/IT subjects.
  2. It creates partnerships between industries/companies and schools/colleges to provide training.
  3. It enables “smart campuses” with better networking and learning environments using technology.
  4. It is increasing productivity and adding more value to the manufacturing industry.
  5. Making sure information technology is fully used to benefit the education sector.
  6. Improving productivity and efficiency by providing advanced IT technologies.

How This Vision Will Be Achieved?

  1. Computers are seen as important tools for future development.
  2. Helping to bring technology to every school, college, and university (digitization).
  3. Providing a major component (devices/laptops) for the “Smart Campus Systems.”
  4. Helping to make full use of IT to benefit the education sector.

The laptop scheme promotes youth access to information and communication technologies (ICTs).

This will help bridge the “digital divide” – the gap between those with access to technology and those without access.

The scheme will impact not just higher education but other sectors and communities across the country as well.

How To Apply for the Prime Minister’s Youth Laptop Scheme?

Students Need to Apply Online.

Students should apply online for the laptop program. They can do this in two ways:

  1. Register or update their profile on the Students’ Service Portal website. The link for this portal is:
  2. Use the Mobile App for the Students’ Service Portal to register or update their profile.

By registering or updating their profile on the Students’ Service Portal, either through the website or the mobile app, students can apply for the free laptop program.

Students must follow these steps and apply online, as this is how they can request a free laptop from the government program.

Prime Minister’s Youth Laptop Scheme Phase-III Eligible Universities:

Students studying in public sector universities/degree awarding institutes and sub-campuses are duly recognized by HEC. Check out this list.

Eligible Universities List By HEC.

Here Is A Complete List Of Eligible Universities By HEC For Prime Minister’s Youth Laptop Scheme

Sr.No Region Name of University
1 AJ&K The University of Azad Jammu & Kashmir, Muzaffarabad
2 AJ&K Mirpur University of Science and Technology (MUST), Mirpur
3 AJ&K The University of Poonch, Rawalakot, AJK
4 AJ&K The Women’s University of Azad Jammu & Kashmir, Bagh
5 AJ&K University of Kotli, AJK
6 Balochistan Balochistan University of Engg & Technology, Khuzdar
7 Balochistan Balochistan University of Information Technology, Engineering & Management Sciences, Quetta
8 Balochistan University of Balochistan, Quetta
9 Balochistan Sardar Bahadur Khan Women’s University, Quetta
10 Balochistan Lasbela University of Agriculture, Water and Marine Sciences, Uthal, District Lasbela
11 Balochistan University of Turbat, Turbat
12 Balochistan University of Loralai, Loralai
13 Balochistan Bolan University of Medical and Health Sciences, Quetta
14 Balochistan Mir Chakar Khan Rind University, Sibi
15 Balochistan University of Gwadar
16 Federal Bahria University, Islamabad
17 Federal International Islamic University, Islamabad
18 Federal National University of Modern Languages (NUML), Islamabad
19 Federal Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad
20 Federal COMSATS University, Islamabad
21 Federal National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Islamabad
22 Federal Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences (PIEAS), Islamabad
23 Federal Air University, Islamabad
24 Federal Institute of Space Technology, Islamabad
25 Federal National Defence University, Islamabad
26 Federal Pakistan Institute of Development of Economics (PIDE), Islamabad
27 Federal Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Medical University (SZABMU), Islamabad
28 Federal National University of Medical Sciences, Islamabad
29 Federal National University of Technology (NUTECH), Islamabad
30 Federal National Skills University, Islamabad
31 Federal Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science & Technology, Karachi
32 Federal Pakistan Institute of Fashion and Design, Lahore
33 Federal Health Services Academy (HSA), Islamabad
34 GB Karakurum International University, Gilgit-Baltistan
35 GB University of Baltistan, Skardu
36 Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Abdul Wali Khan University, Mardan
37 Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women University, Peshawar
38 Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Gomal University, D.I. Khan
39 Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Hazara University, Mansehra
40 Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Institute of Management Sciences (IM Sciences), Peshawar
41 Khyber Pakhtunkhwa The Islamia College, Peshawar
42 Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Khyber Medical University, Peshawar
43 Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Kohat University of Science and Technology, Kohat
44 Khyber Pakhtunkhwa The University of Agriculture, Peshawar
45 Khyber Pakhtunkhwa University of Engineering & Technology, Peshawar
46 Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University, Sheringal, Dir Upper
47 Khyber Pakhtunkhwa University of Malakand, Malakand
48 Khyber Pakhtunkhwa University of Peshawar, Peshawar
49 Khyber Pakhtunkhwa University of Science & Technology, Bannu
50 Khyber Pakhtunkhwa University of Swat, Swat


Sr.No Region Name of University
51 Khyber Pakhtunkhwa University of Haripur, Haripur
52 Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Bacha Khan University, Charsadda
53 Khyber Pakhtunkhwa University of Swabi, Swabi
54 Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Khushal Khan Khattak University, Karak
55 Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Women University, Swabi
56 Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Abbottabad University of Science and Technology (AUST), Abbottabad
57 Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Shuhada-e-Army Public School, University of Technology, Nowshera
58 Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Women University Mardan, Mardan
59 Khyber Pakhtunkhwa University of Engineering. & Technology, Mardan
60 Khyber Pakhtunkhwa The University of Lakki Marwat
61 Khyber Pakhtunkhwa University of Buner
62 Khyber Pakhtunkhwa University of Chitral, Chitral
63 Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pak-Austria Fachhochschule Institute of Applied Sciences and Technology, Haripur
64 Khyber Pakhtunkhwa The University of Agriculture, D. I. Khan
65 Khyber Pakhtunkhwa University of FATA
66 Punjab NFC Institute of Engineering and Technology, Multan
67 Punjab National College of Arts (NCA), Lahore
68 Punjab National Textile University, Faisalabad
69 Punjab Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi
70 Punjab Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi
71 Punjab University of Engg. & Technology (UET) Taxila
72 Punjab Rawalpindi Medical University, Rawalpindi
73 Punjab Rawalpindi Women University, Rawalpindi
74 Punjab Kohsar University, Murree
75 Punjab Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan
76 Punjab The Islamia University of Bahawalpur
77 Punjab University of Agriculture (UAF), Faisalabad
78 Punjab University of Engineering and Technology Lahore
79 Punjab University of Education, Lahore
80 Punjab University of the Punjab, Lahore
81 Punjab University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore
82 Punjab Government College University (GCU), Lahore
83 Punjab Lahore College for Women University, Lahore
84 Punjab University of Health Sciences, Lahore
85 Punjab University of Sargodha, Sargodha
86 Punjab Government College Women University, Faisalabad
87 Punjab Kinnaird College for Women, Lahore
88 Punjab University of Gujrat, Gujrat
89 Punjab King Edward Medical University, Lahore
90 Punjab Government College University, Faisalabad
91 Punjab The Women University, Multan
92 Punjab Muhammad Nawaz Shareef University of Agriculture, Multan
93 Punjab Ghazi University, Dera Ghazi Khan
94 Punjab Government College Women University, Sialkot
95 Punjab Information Technology University of the Punjab, Lahore
96 Punjab Khwaja Fareed University of Engineering and Information Technology, Rahim Yar Khan
97 Punjab Government Sadiq College Women University, Bahawalpur
98 Punjab Muhammad Nawaz Sharif University of Engineering & Technology, Multan
99 Punjab Fatima Jinnah Medical University, Lahore
100 Punjab Nishtar Medical University, Multan
101 Punjab Punjab Tianjin University of Technology, Lahore
102 Punjab University of Okara
103 Punjab University of Sahiwal, Sahiwal
104 Punjab Cholistan University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Bahawalpur
105 Punjab University of Narowal, Narowal
106 Punjab Faisalabad Medical University, Faisalabad
107 Punjab University of Home Economics, Lahore
108 Punjab University of Mianwali, Mianwali
109 Punjab University of Chakwal, Chakwal
110 Punjab University of Jhang, Jhang
111 Punjab Mir Chakar Khan Rind University of Technology, Dera Ghazi Khan
112 Punjab Punjab University of Technology, Rasul-Mandi Bahauddin
113 Punjab Emerson University, Multan
114 Sindh Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences (LUMHS), Jamshoro
115 Sindh Mehran University of Engg. & Technology, Jamshoro
116 Sindh NED University of Engineering & Technology, Karachi
117 Sindh Quaid-e-Awam University of Engineering, Science & Technology, Nawabshah
118 Sindh Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur
119 Sindh Sindh Agriculture University, Tandojam
120 Sindh University of Karachi, Karachi
121 Sindh University of Sindh, Jamshoro
122 Sindh Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi
123 Sindh Institute of Business Administration, Karachi
124 Sindh Sukkur, IBA
125 Sindh Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Medical University (SMBBMU), Larkana
126 Sindh Benazir Bhutto Shaheed University, Lyari, Karachi
127 Sindh Peoples University of Medical & Health Sciences for Women, Shaheed Benazir Abad
128 Sindh Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University, Shaheed Benazirabad (Nawabshah)
129 Sindh Sindh Madressatul Islam University, Karachi
130 Sindh Jinnah Sindh Medical University, Karachi
131 Sindh Gambat Institute of Medical Sciences, Khairpur
132 Sindh Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto University of Law, Karachi
133 Sindh Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University of Veterinary And Animal Sciences, Sakrand
134 Sindh Benazir Bhutto Shaheed University of Technology & Skill Development, Khairpur Mirs
135 Sindh University of Sufism and Modern Sciences, Bhitshah
136 Sindh Shaikh Ayaz University, Shikarpur
137 Sindh Government College University, Hyderabad
138 Sindh Dawood University of Engineering and Technology, Karachi
139 Sindh Begum Nusrat Bhutto Women University, Sukkur
140 Sindh The Sindh Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Karachi
141 Sindh Aror University of Art, Architecture, Design and Heritage, Sukkur


Prime Minister’s Youth Laptop Scheme Phase-III Eligibility Criteria:

Students enrolled not earlier than their respective program duration as per the table below:

Degree Name Duration Date of Admission ( Greater then or After ) End Date
PhD 5 Years 30-Jun-18 30-Jun-23
MS/ MPhil or Equivalent 2 Years 30-Jun-21 30-Jun-23
MBA 3.5 Years 31-Dec-19 30-Jun-23
MBA 2.5 Years 31-Dec-20 30-Jun-23
MBA 1.5 Years 31-Dec-21 30-Jun-23
Masters (16 years) 2 Years 30-Jun-21 30-Jun-23
Undergraduate 5 Years 30-Jun-18 30-Jun-23
Undergraduate 4 Years 30-Jun-19 30-Jun-23

Students studying in public sector universities/Degree-winning institutes are duly recognized by HEC (except distance learning).

  1. Students enrolled in PhD/ MS/ MPhil or equivalent 18-year program.
  2. Students enrolled in a 4-year or 5-year bachelor’s degree program (morning and evening).
  3. Students enrolled in MBA Program (3.5 years, 2.5 years, and 1.5 years).

Who Is Ineligible For Prime Minister’s Youth Laptop Scheme Phase-III:

These students will NOT be able to get a free laptop under this laptop program:

  • Students enrolled at any private college or university.
  • Students attending government degree colleges or colleges affiliated with a university.
  • Students who have received a free laptop from any other federal or state government laptop program before.
  • International students from outside of Azad Jammu & Kashmir.
  • Students who did not apply online through the program’s website.
  • Students who cannot provide the required documents and proof of good grades when asked, which originally qualified them for the laptop.
  • Any selected student who has already graduated from their degree program before the laptops are handed out.

Prime Minister’s Youth Laptop Scheme Phase-III Distribution Strategy/Selection criteria:

How Students Get Approved for Laptops

  1. Students must apply online through the HEC website before the deadline. A system will filter the eligible and ineligible students.
  2. A staff person at each university, the Focal Person, will verify each student’s information, like name, ID number, degree program, grades, etc., through an online account.
  3. The Focal Person is responsible for ensuring the student data is correct.
  4. If there are any mistakes in a student’s information, the Focal Person can make corrections by updating the data from the university’s records or the student’s.
  5. The Focal Person can approve, deny, or correct each student’s application within time.
  6. Each university will get a certain number of laptops to give out based on the eligibility criteria.

Creating the Merit Lists

    1. After the verification deadline, the system automatically creates each university’s merit lists (ranked by grades).
    2. The HEC will share the first merit list drafts with universities to double-check.
    3. Universities have 15 days to review and respond to any issues.
    4. The HEC will fix problems and send each university the final confirmed merit lists.
    5. Universities must publicly post the final merit lists on websites, notice boards, social media, etc.
    6. The final merit lists will also be available online for any student or person to view.

Prime Minister’s Youth Laptop Scheme Phase-III Distribution Criteria:

The distribution criteria have been defined as follows:

  • Laptops will be awarded based only on merit (grades/performance) within each degree program, such as PhD, Master’s, and Bachelor’s degrees.
  • The number of laptops each university gets will depend on how many students are enrolled there.
  • Laptop quotas will be set for each university, campus, degree program, department, and year of study.
  • Following directions from the Prime Minister’s office, 14% (14,000 laptops) will be given to universities in Balochistan province. Students at accredited universities in Balochistan will get laptops from this 14,000 quota.
  • The remaining 86,000 laptops will be divided among public universities in other provinces based on their enrollment numbers.

Prime Minister’s Youth Laptop Scheme Feedback Complaints:

Suppose students have feedback or complaints relating to the program or their eligibility. In that case, they may register their grievances with Grievance Redressal Committees (GRCs) constituted for the purpose, or you may contact University Super Focal persons.

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
  • Contact No :- 051-111-119-432 / 0334 111 9432
  • Address: Higher Education Commission, Sector H9 Building Islamabad, Pakistan

PM Youth Laptop Scheme Phase-III Correction Workflow

Are you an eligible student for the current laptop scheme who mistakenly entered incorrect data on the application form? Worry not, and follow these steps to correct your data.

  • Please search for a Focal person for your university from the Search Focal Person page and contact them. Please provide them with information that needs to be updated. Focal person will update/correct your information after verification.
  • Suppose the Departmental Focal Person and Super Focal Person have approved/disapproved your information, but you still believe the information added to your application is incorrect. In that case, you can email HEC for your information correction with proper evidence, e.g., a valid CNIC Copy (Front & Back) will be required for CNIC Correction.

PM Youth Laptop Scheme Phase-III Correction Workflow

Prime Minister’s Youth Laptop Scheme Phase-III Verification Workflow

Now, your Departmental Focal person will review your data, verify your record & then, based on your application, he/she will approve/disapprove your application.

  • If you still have any corrections left in your data, don’t hesitate to contact your departmental focal person as soon as possible with complete evidence of what must be corrected.
  • Please correct your data before your application gets approved/disapproved; otherwise, your focal person won’t change any of your data, and time is limited.
  • Once your data is corrected & your application is approved, you can check your status by clicking on Application Status from the Menu.

The timeline given to Focal Persons for Data Verification will be open from 23rd – 5th July 2023.

Laptop PMYP Verification Workflow

In case of any queries, always contact your Departmental Focal Person first. If he/she doesn’t respond, you may contact your university super focal person.


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