Prime Minister Laptop Scheme 2017-18: Eligibility Criteria & Online Registration

The 4th and 5th Phase of Prime Minister National Laptop Scheme has been announced by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan. Since the schemes under the Prime Minister’s initiative was announced for five years, the Phase-IV and Phase V of the PMLS has been officially launched for 2017-18. During this phase, 200,000 laptops will be distributed amongst the talented and brilliant students according to eligibility and distribution criteria set by the HEC.

Prime Minister Laptop Scheme Eligibility Criteria

Laptops will be provided to following categories of students enrolled in any public sector HEIs of Pakistan and AJK duly recognized by HEC.

Students enrolled not earlier than their respective program duration as per the table below and remained enrolled till June 30, 2017.

S. No.ProgramDuration (Max.)Enrolment after
1.Bachelors4/ 5 yearsJul. 2013/ Jul. 2012
2.Masters (16-year education)1/ 2 yearsJul. 2016/ Jul. 2015
3.MBA 1.5/ 2.5/ 3.51.5/ 2.5/ 3.5 yearsJan.  2016/ Jan. 2015/ Jan. 2014
4.MS/ MPhil2 yearsJul. 2015
5.Ph.D. (Natural Sciences)5 yearsJul. 2012
6.Ph.D. (Social Sciences & Others)4 yearsJul. 2013
  • Students studying in public sector Universities/ Degree Awarding Institutes duly recognized by HEC.

o   Students enrolled in Ph.D./ MS/ MPhil or equivalent 18-year program

o   Students enrolled in 1 or 2-year Master’s degree program (morning and evening)

o   Student enrolled in 4-year or 5-year Bachelor degree program (morning and evening)

  • Students studying as a distant learner in Virtual University of Pakistan or Allama Iqbal Open University.
  • Students studying in government degree or postgraduate colleges of Federal Capital and Federally Administered Tribal Areas.
  • Students’ eligibility and enrolment status as defined above shall be determined as of June 30, 2016, however, if there is any unforeseen delay causing ineligibility of students, then those students having their online application submitted will maintain their eligibility intact.
  • Criteria for Students enrolled in distance learning program at VU and AIOU, and students of polytechnic institutes of Pakistan and AJK shall be defined in coordination with respective universities/ boards and will be updated accordingly.
  • No laptop shall be issued to those who have availed in the past from such initiative(s) taken by the government or by the higher education institute.

Merit List Criteria

  1. Students having secured 60% marks (for the annual system) or 70% marks (for semester system) or equivalent CGPA/ GPA in the Last examination shall only be considered for the Merit list.
  2.  HEC defined formula shall govern CGPA/ GPA to Percentage conversion.
  3.  Any leftover laptops from any distribution level (i.e. Academic level, Departmental, Campus, Institutional, or Provincial Allocation) may be adjusted as per the decision of Project Steering Committee.


Institutional Allocation= (Institutional enrolment) / (Total enrolment in public HEIs) = 3,848 / 500,000 × 65,000 laptops = 500 laptops.

How to Apply for Prime Minister Laptop Scheme 2017-18

Students are advised to Apply Online by Registering or Updating Profile at the following link of Students’ Service Portal.


List of Universities for Prime Minister Laptop Scheme


Last Date for Prime Minster Laptop Scheme 2017-18

Last date to apply for is 30 September 2017. Students who meet the eligibility criteria are advised to visit PMNLS portal and apply online or update their profiles at www.pmnls.hec.gov.pk

According to HEC, “Similar to the past year, the scheme is conceived as a comprehensive ecosystem around the laptop instead of distributing “black boxes” to students. Ecosystem as envisaged around the laptop hardware for this project consists of various components ranging from licensed/ Genuine Windows 10 Operating System; Microsoft Office365 application software; Training opportunity at Microsoft IT Academy at respective university/ institutes; Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification voucher, 3G EVO Device; and Access to HEC’s National Digital Library using 3G EVO Device. These aspects will not only bring value to money but will create synergy with relevant industries, as well as help HEIs to provide state-of-the-art technologically enabled academic environment at par with HEIs in the developed world.

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  • abdul basit afridi on 26/01/2019

    Sir phase 4 walo ko evo milty ha ke nahi

  • Muhammad Ehsan on 27/10/2018

    Sir 1st year ka regular student hon Sir laptop chaiye please

  • Nouman khan on 18/07/2018

    sir matric 2017 mein pass hone, walo ko kitne percentage pr laptop mil sakta hai

  • Hafiz Saoud on 30/06/2018

    Sir I’m a Student of third year in Punjab university….!
    Plzz give me a laptop for more information about this World….!sir I got 89% marks in metric and 83% in Fsc…!please give me a laptop…!

  • Hafiz Saoud on 30/06/2018

    Sir I’m a Student of third year in Punjab university….!
    Plzz give me a laptop for more information about this World….!

    • Hafiz Saoud on 30/06/2018

      Sir I got 89% marks in metric and got 83% in Fsc…!plzz give me a laptop….!

  • Nazia on 23/04/2018

    Sir laptop ka phase 6 kb aiye ga?

  • Rizwan Dar on 22/04/2018

    Sir i Have Secured 74% marks in M.Com from university of Karachi and fulfill eligibility criteria , why it shows not eligible

  • Momina Aman on 09/02/2018

    prime minister laptop scheme phase 4 and 5 ka merit list kab announce ho ga ?

  • M.Adeel Abid on 27/01/2018

    Sir plz tell me
    Laptop ka phase 6 kab ay gaaa

  • Saira Jutt on 26/01/2018

    Plz inform me about laptop scheme for metric student 2017 who got 90% marks in matriculation

  • akhter rasool on 23/01/2018

    sir ap mujy laptop dy.sukria

  • akhter rasool on 23/01/2018

    aoa. sir ma 2nd ka student ho or mujy laptop ki zarurat ha.mujy study mg ka v muskal ha ap mujy laptop dy. shukria

  • mehwish on 30/12/2017

    Mene registration kia tha lkn mera Nam nhi aya list m Aesa q….. Submit bhi howa verification code bhi h mere pas..

    • MAnsoor on 15/02/2018

      Aap ke pas mobile number he mera number ye hae 03155743778 is number per rabta kare pore malomat hamare pass hae ok

    • ramla on 29/05/2018

      ap idhar he bta dyn..phase 6 kab start ho ga

  • Ali Asghar Khan on 08/12/2017

    Sir phase 4&5 ke leye new laptop he ya wahe puraniy .

    • sajjad khan on 15/02/2018

      .sir g in which date the pm laptop issued

  • Maimoona on 01/12/2017

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