HESFB Loan Eligibility and Requirements

HESFB Loan Eligibility and Requirements

Explore all the Higher Education Students Financing Board (HESFB) Loan Eligibility and Requirements for online application under the Students’ Loan Scheme for eligible Ugandan students.

The Higher Education Students Financing Board (HESFB) invites applications for study loans under the Students’ Loan Scheme from eligible Ugandan students who have been admitted in their first year under the listed Undergraduate Diploma and Degree programmes for the Academic Year 2024/2025 in the Public Universities, Private Chartered Universities and the listed Other Tertiary Institutions.

Requirements for HESFB Student Loan Online Application

Application for a HESFB student loan will require one to upload the following;

  1. A copy of admission letter from any of the participating Higher Education Institutions
  2. A copy of the National ID
  3. Copies of academic certificates or result slips and transcripts
  4. A copy of a birth certificate
  5. A copy of the recent passport photo
  6. Proof of payment of the prescribed processing fees
  7. A copy of the Financial card (Not mandatory at the point of application)
  8. A sketch map of the applicant’s current address/residence
  9. A sketch map of the applicant’s home of origin (if different from the current address)
  10. Filled loan application form submitted online.

Note: Applicants will receive a notification upon successfully submitting the application details through email.

Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility criteria for first-year students who qualified for HESFB loan;

  • Be a Ugandan Citizen.
  • Be admitted to pursue an accredited Undergraduate Diploma or Undergraduate Degree programme in a listed Higher Education Institution, Private Chartered University, or Public University in Uganda. Accreditation is by the National Council for Higher Education (NCHE).
  • Have a financial need.
  • An applicant must be joining in the First Year
  • An applicant MUST not be a beneficiary of any other Scholarship/funding Opportunity

How to Access the HESFB Online Application

The Higher Education Students Financing Board (HESFB) Loan Application process is solely online and accessible through the HESFB Application Portal.

  • Note that no hard copy application forms shall be allowed.

Learn How to Make Repayment of HESFB Student Loan.

Students’ HESFB Loan Coverage

  1. The student Loan shall cover tuition fees and functional fees. The loan shall also cover Aids and Appliances for persons with disabilities, while research funds may be covered as and when the budget allows. mows,
  2. Student loans shall strictly be awarded to students joining Higher Education institutions in the First Year.
  3. The Loans will be awarded to applicants pursuing Undergraduate Diploma and Undergraduate

Please Note: Persons with Disabilities can apply to pursue any accredited Programme of their choice (including Humanities) from any of the listed Higher Learning Institutions.

HESFB Contact and Location

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Physical Address:

Plot 1, Lourdel Rd,

Lourdel Tower 7th Floor

P.O Box: 16810 Kampala (U)

Website: www.hesfb.go.ug

Email: [email protected]

Tel: 0392174999 | 0414 255300

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