Students' Loan Scheme

Scholarships & Loans

Background
The Higher Education Students Financing Board (HESFB) was established by an Act of Parliament to manage the Students’ Loan Scheme. The Board has received funds from the Government of Uganda to be used for financing Ugandan Students who are pursuing studies in Higher Education Institutions in Uganda.
Vision
Equitable Financing of Higher Education in Uganda.
Mission
To provide financing to eligible Citizens of Uganda and increase equitable access to Higher Education in the Country.
Eligibility into the Scheme
Pursuant to Section 20 (1) of the Higher Education Students Financing Act 2014, the scheme is for Ugandan students seeking to pursue Higher Education in accredited institutions of higher learning recognized by the National Council for Higher Education and also pursuing the undergraduate programmes shown in table 2 and 4. Due to the limited funds allocated for the Scheme, the Board shall award loans to students pursuing such programs in year I.
The Higher Education Students Financing Board (HESFB) was established by an Act of Parliament to manage the Students’ Loan Scheme. The Board has received funds from the Government of Uganda to be used for financing Ugandan Students who are pursuing studies in Higher Education Institutions in Uganda.
The objectives of the Students’ Loan Scheme are:-

(1) To increase equitable access to Higher Education in Uganda;

(2) To support highly qualified students who may not afford Higher Education;

(3) To ensure regional balance in Higher Education services in Uganda.

APPLICATION PROCESS
Loan Applications Offline Application: Eligible applicants should get hard copy of the application form from Kampala University Office of the Academic Registrar;or download and print a copy from the Kampala University website:click to download.
Online Application: Eligible applicants should register and apply online for the Higher Education Students’ Financing Loan on the Higher Education Students’ Financing Board’s website http://www.hesfb.go.ug. Visit the website and click on APPLY NOW to start the online application process. Applicants using this window shall be required to scan and upload all the attachments mentioned in the Loan Application Form including the Bank pay-in-slip.
The Students’ Loan will cover tuition fees, functional fees and research fees. The loan shall also cover aids and appliances for persons with disabilities.

NOTE:

  1. The loan shall NOT cover meals, accommodation and other incidental costs.
  2. Seek for the loan ONLY IF YOU NEED IT.
  3. The student loans will only be awarded to students pursuing programs in year I (call them Freshers)
  4. Students who have received Government or other scholarships are not eligible for the loan scheme.
  5. You will be informed of the outcome of your application through the Print media, your respective email addresses, the HESFB website, and or via SMS on your private mobile telephone contacts.

Official Contacts
The Executive Director
The Higher Education Students’ Financing Board
7th Floor, Plot 1 Lourdel Towers Nakasero,
P.O. Box 16810, Wandegeya-Kampala, Uganda.
Tel: +256 414 255300
URL: www.hesfb.go.ug,
E-mail: info@hesfb.go.ug