The Higher Education Commission of Pakistan has announced scholarships for undergraduate students in Gilgit-Baltistan. Students who intend to pursue undergraduate degrees from HEC -recognised public universities will be able to apply for the programme. The scholarship will cover the tuition fee, hostel fee, and other charges amounting to a total of Rs240,000 per year. A stipend of Rs25,000 and Rs30,000 books allowance will be awarded to students as well. Applicants will be shortlisted on the basis of their score in the Aptitude Test conducted by HEC. A minimum 50% score is mandatory. Students already enrolled in bachelor programmes (maximum one academic year) can apply for the scholarship too.The commission added that students will be selected irrespective of gender, caste, and religion.