HESFB - Higher Education Students Financing Board Loan Scheme Application Opportunities for Ugandans

The Ugandan Higher Education Students Financing Board (HESFB) offers a loan scheme application, scholarships, and other opportunities for Ugandan students who wish to pursue higher education at accredited institutions.

If you wish to avail of this make-it-or-break-it opportunity, then read on to learn more!

Benefits of the HESFB Loan Scheme Application

HESFB implements the Higher Education Students’ Financing Scheme which includes both the Students’ Loan Scheme and the Students’ Scholarship Scheme.

The following Universities have been approved for participation:

S.NOUNIVERSITY
Public Universities
1Busitema University
2Gulu University
3Kabale University
4Kyambogo University
5Lira University
6Makerere University Kampala
7Mbarara University of Science Technology
8Muni University
9Soroti University
Private Chartered Universities
1Bishop Stuart University
2Bugema University
3Islamic University in Uganda
4Kampala International University
5Ndejje University
6Nkumba University
7Uganda Christian University
8Uganda Martyrs University
9Kampala Univeristy

OTHER TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS OFFERING DIPLOMAS

S.NOINSTITUTIONS UNDER UGANDA ALLIED HEALTH EXAMINATIONS BOARD (UAHEB)
1Uganda Institute of Allied Health & Mgt Sciences (Mulago Paramedical School)
2Health Tutors’ College – Mulago
3Fort Portal School of Clinical Officers
4Gulu School of Clinical Officers
5Mbale School of Clinical Officers
6Butabika School of Psychiatry Clinical Medicine
7Jinja School of Ophthalmic Clinical Medicine
8Mbale School of Hygiene / Environmental Health Science
9Jinja Medical Laboratory Training School
S.NOINSTITUTIONS UNDER UGANDA NURSES AND MIDWIVES EXAMINATIONS BOARD (UNIMEB)
1Arua School of Comprehensive Nursing
2Butabika Pychiatric Nursing School
3Jinja School of Nursing & Midwifery
4Kabale School of Comprehensive Nursing
5Soroti School of Comprehensive Nursing
6Mulago School of Nursing & Midwifery
7Public Health Nurses College
8Lira School of Comprehensive Nursing
9Masaka School of Comprehensive Nursing
S.NOTECHNICAL COLLEGES, METEOROLOGICAL & SURVEY INSTITUTIONS (UBTEB)
1Arua School of Comprehensive Nursing
2National Meteorological Training School
3Uganda Institute of Information and Communications Technology
4Uganda Petroleum Institute Kigumba
5Uganda Technical College, Bushenyi
6Uganda Technical College, Elgon
7Uganda Technical College, Kicwamba
8Uganda Technical College, Kyema
9Uganda Technical College, Lira
S.NOTECHNICAL COLLEGES, METEOROLOGICAL & SURVEY INSTITUTIONS (UBTEB)
1Institute of Survey and Land Management
2National Meteorological Training School
3Uganda Institute of Information and Communications Technology
4Uganda Petroleum Institute Kigumba
5Uganda Technical College, Bushenyi
6Uganda Technical College, Elgon
7Uganda Technical College, Kicwamba
8Uganda Technical College, Kyema
9Uganda Technical College, Lira
S.NONATIONAL TEACHERS’ COLLEGES
1National Teachers’ College – Kabale, Kabale
2National Teachers’ College – Kaliro, Kaliro
3National Teachers’ College – Mubende, Mubende
4National Teachers’ College – Muni, Arua
5National Teachers’ College – Unyama, Gulu
S.NONATIONAL AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE
1Bukalasa Agricultural College

Eligibility Criteria for Ugandans

In order to avail of the HESFB Loan Scheme Application, Ugandans must first meet the following requirements:

  1. Be a Ugandan Citizen.
  2. Be admitted to pursue an accredited undergraduate diploma or degree program in a listed Higher Education Institution, private chartered university or public university in Uganda. Accreditation is by the National Council for Higher Education (NCHE).
  3. Have a financial need.
  4. An applicant must be a joining in the first year or Continuing Student. However, the Board currently funds final year students among the continuing students.
  5. The Board also takes into consideration regional balance, gender, social economic needs and equity.





How to Apply for the Opportunity

One may start applying for a loan in three easy steps: 1) creating an account on the HESFB website 2) filling the necessary application forms, and 3) submitting the completed application.

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

  1. A copy of admission letter from any of the participating HEI
  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 applicant’s current address/residence
  9. A sketch map of applicant’s home of origin (if different from current address)
  10. Fully filled loan application form submitted online.

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


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