26 Jan 2015

Pakistan : National Bank Students Loan Scheme

Pursuant to the announcement made by the Federal Finance Minister in his 2001-2002-budget speech, a STUDENTS LOAN SCHEME (SLS) for Education was launched by the Government of Pakistan in collaboration with major commercial banks of Pakistan (NBP, HBL, UBL, MCB and ABL). Under the Scheme, financial assistance is provided by way of Interest Free Loans to the meritorious students who have financial constraints for pursuing their studies in Scientific, Technical and Professional education within Pakistan.
The Scheme is being administered by a high powered committee comprising Deputy Governor, State Bank of Pakistan, Presidents of the commercial banks and representative of Ministry of Finance, Government of Pakistan.
• Under the scheme the students are eligible to apply for loans provided:
i) He/She has obtained admission on merit through normal course/procedure in the approved Universities/Colleges of the public sector mentioned hereunder.
ii) He/She falls at the time of admission within the age bracket of:-
For Graduation  Not exceeding 21 Years
For Post-Graduation  Not exceeding 31 Years
For Ph.D  Not exceeding 36 Years
iii) He/She has secured at least 70% marks in the last public examination.
iv) He/She has undertaken the study of the subjects given below.
v) He/She is unable to pursue studies due to financial constraints.
The loan facility will be available for entire duration of the study for:-
Schedule Fee  Paid directly to the
Boarding expenses excluding meal charges
Procurement of textbooks--- Disbursed directly to the student
The maximum period of repayment of loan is 10-Years from the date of disbursement of first installment .The borrower shall repay the loan in monthly installment after one year from the date of first employment or one year from the date of completion of studies, which ever is earlier.

Under the Scheme, loans is available in the following subjects.
i) Engineeringii) Electronics
iii) Oil Gas & Petro-Chemical Technologyiv) Agriculture
v) Medicinevi) Physics
vii) Chemistryviii) Biology, Molecular Biology & Genetics
ix) Mathematicsx) Other Natural Sciences
xi) DAWA and Islamic Jurisprudence (LL.B/LL.M Sharia)xii) Computer Science/Information
System and Technology including hardware.
xiii) Economics, Statistics and Econometricsxiv) Business Management Sciences
xv) Commerce 

Application Form will not be entertained if the same is not properly & duly filled in and found missing therewith the following documents.
i) Three Photographs of Student attested by not below the rank of BPS-17.
ii) Attested photocopies of Fee Challan raised/demanded by the Educational Institution and Boarding expenses (excluding meal charges).
a) Income certificate from the employer i.e. Government/semi Government/ Private service
b) Income Certificate from the area counselor of the Union Counsel i.e. for self employed
iii) Attested photocopies of: -
a) Domicile
b) Computerized N.I. Card.
iv) Attested photocopies of all educational certificates
a) Secondary School Certificate
b) Higher Secondary Certificate
c) Degree(s)
d) Marks Sheet/Transcript (Last Examination)
v) A certificate (in original) from the Vice Chancellor/ Principal/Registrar of the concerned University Letter Head confirming date of admission and completion date of study. vi) Four un-stamped self-addressed envelope (5 X 11).

Application Forms are available from the designated branches mentioned above or may be downloaded from National Bank of Pakistan websitewww.nbp.com.pk/studentloan

The students desirous of availing loan under the Scheme may apply on prescribed form for financial assistance subject to he or she has got admission on merit through normal procedure in the Universities/ Colleges afore-mentioned.

Applicants are required to submit their applications on the prescribed form, duly completed in all respect, to the designated branches indicated against each University/College by the given date.

Application shall be considered on merit according to the availability of funds. Any application which is not made on the prescribed form or is un-signed or does not contain the required particulars and documents or reaches late will not be entertained.
For more information please visit : http://www.nbp.com.pk/studentloan/
Application Deadline : 28 March 2011
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