HESFB Uganda Students Loan Scheme 2020/2021 Application Form

HESFB Uganda Students Loan Scheme

The Uganda Higher Education Students Financing Board (HESFB) loan scheme 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 the Ugandan Students who are pursuing studies in Higher Education Institutions in Uganda.

The HESFB therefore invites applications for loans from eligible Ugandan students who have been admitted for the Programmes / courses listed and in the Universities / Institutions listed below

Eligibility into the Student Loan Scheme:

  • Open to only Ugandan citizens.
  • Pursuing an accredited course of study of Higher Education.
  • Admitted in an accredited Higher Education Institution recognised by Higher
  • Education.Students’ Financing Board (HESFB).
  • Must have a financing need

Participating Universities in the Uganda Students’ Loan Scheme.

The following Universities have been approved for participation for the academic year 2017/ 2018:

S.NO UNIVERSITY
Public Universities
1 Busitema University
2 Gulu University
3 Kabale University
4 Kyambogo University
5 Lira University
6 Makerere University Kampala
7 Mbarara University of Science Technology
8 Muni University
9 Soroti University
Private Chartered Universities
1 Bishop Stuart University
2 Bugema University
3 Islamic University in Uganda
4 Kampala International University
5 Ndejje University
6 Nkumba University
7 Uganda Christian University
8 Uganda Martyrs University
9 Kampala Univeristy

OTHER TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS OFFERING DIPLOMAS

S.NO INSTITUTIONS UNDER UGANDA ALLIED HEALTH EXAMINATIONS BOARD (UAHEB)
1 Uganda Institute of Allied Health & Mgt Sciences (Mulago Paramedical School)
2 Health Tutors’ College – Mulago
3 Fort Portal School of Clinical Officers
4 Gulu School of Clinical Officers
5 Mbale School of Clinical Officers
6 Butabika School of Psychiatry Clinical Medicine
7 Jinja School of Ophthalmic Clinical Medicine
8 Mbale School of Hygiene / Environmental Health Science
9 Jinja Medical Laboratory Training School
S.NO INSTITUTIONS UNDER UGANDA NURSES AND MIDWIVES EXAMINATIONS BOARD (UNIMEB)
1 Arua School of Comprehensive Nursing
2 Butabika Pychiatric Nursing School
3 Jinja School of Nursing & Midwifery
4 Kabale School of Comprehensive Nursing
5 Soroti School of Comprehensive Nursing
6 Mulago School of Nursing & Midwifery
7 Public Health Nurses College
8 Lira School of Comprehensive Nursing
9 Masaka School of Comprehensive Nursing
S.NO TECHNICAL COLLEGES, METEOROLOGICAL & SURVEY INSTITUTIONS (UBTEB)
1 Arua School of Comprehensive Nursing
2 National Meteorological Training School
3 Uganda Institute of Information and Communications Technology
4 Uganda Petroleum Institute Kigumba
5 Uganda Technical College, Bushenyi
6 Uganda Technical College, Elgon
7 Uganda Technical College, Kicwamba
8 Uganda Technical College, Kyema
9 Uganda Technical College, Lira
S.NO TECHNICAL COLLEGES, METEOROLOGICAL & SURVEY INSTITUTIONS (UBTEB)
1 Institute of Survey and Land Management
2 National Meteorological Training School
3 Uganda Institute of Information and Communications Technology
4 Uganda Petroleum Institute Kigumba
5 Uganda Technical College, Bushenyi
6 Uganda Technical College, Elgon
7 Uganda Technical College, Kicwamba
8 Uganda Technical College, Kyema
9 Uganda Technical College, Lira
S.NO NATIONAL TEACHERS’ COLLEGES
1 National Teachers’ College – Kabale, Kabale
2 National Teachers’ College – Kaliro, Kaliro
3 National Teachers’ College – Mubende, Mubende
4 National Teachers’ College – Muni, Arua
5 National Teachers’ College – Unyama, Gulu
S.NO NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE
1 Bukalasa Agricultural College

Uganda student loan scheme Admitted Programmes/Courses

Programmes for loan support :

S.NO PROGRAMMES S.NO PROGRAMMES
Human Medicine Programmes Engineering & related support programmes
1 B. Medicine & Surgery 38 BSc Land Economics
2 B. Dental Surgey 39 BSc. Agriculture Mechanization
3 B. Clinical Medicine & Comm. Health 40 BSc. Bio Systems Engineering
Laboratory Programmes 41 BSc. Telecommunications Engineering
4 B. Medical Lab. Sciences \Technology 42 B. Architecture / Bachelor of Environmental Design
5 B. Medical Lab. Completion 43 BSc. Surveying, Quantity Surveying & Land Formation
Nursing and Midwifery Programmes 44 BSc. Software Engineering / Computer Engineering
6 B. Nursing 45 BSc. Construction Management
7 B. Nursing Completion\ Extension 46 BSc. Textile Engineering & Clothing Technology
8 B. Midwifery 47 BSc. Chemical Engineering
Agriculture Programmes 48 BSc. Ceramics
9 BSC Agricultural Land use and Management 49 BSc. Water Resource Engineering
10 Bachelor of Science In Horticulture 50 BSc. Mining
11 BSc Fisheries and Aquaculture 51 BSc. Agro Processing Engineering
12 BSc. Agriculture 52 BSc. Civil Engineering
13 BSc. Food Science & Technology 53 BSc. Electrical Engineering
14 BSc Fisheries and Water Resource Management 54 BSc. Mechanical Engineering
15 B. Agriculture & Entrepreneurship Petroleum and Geological Programmes
16 Bachelor of Agribusiness Management 55 BSc. Geological Resources
17 Bachelor of Agricultural and Rural Innovation 56 BSc. Petroleum & Geoscience Engineering
Computer Science and Technology Programmes Pure Science Programmes
18 BSc. Information Technology or Information Systems (For only students with Principal Mathematics/Physics at A’Level) 57 BSc. Industrial Chemistry
19 BSc. Computer Science 58 BSc. Microbiology
Statistics and Applied Economics Programmes 59 BSc. Biochemistry
20 Bachelor of Statistics Health care Management Programmes
21 BSc Applied Mathematics and Statistics 60 BSc. Optometry
22 BSc Quantitative Economics 61 Bachelor of Cytotechology
23 BSc Actuarial Science 62 B. Physiotherapy
24 BSc Statistics & Computer Science 63 B. Community Health / Bachelor of Public Health (for students with Prinicipal Biology at A’Level)
25 BSc Economics & Statistics 64 BSc Human Nutrition
26 BSc Statistics & Mathematics 65 BSc. Palliative Care
27 BSc Statistics & Planning 66 B.Sc. Medical Radiography
Education Programmes 67 BSc Health Administration
28 B. Agricultural Extension Education Special Needs Education Programmes
29 B. Voc. Studies in Agric. with Educ. 68 B. Speech & Language Therapy
30 B. of Medical Education 69 B. Education, Special Needs Education
31 Bachelor of Technical Education (Mechanical) 70 B. of Teacher Education with Special Needs Education
32 BSc. Education
Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Programmes AFFIRMATIVE ACTION OTHER PROGRAMMES TARGETING PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES
33 B. Pharmacy 71 Bachelor of Laws
34 B. Pharmaceutical Sciences 72 Bachelor of Arts with Education
Animal Science Programmes 73 Bachelor of Social Sciences
35 B. Veterinary Medicine 74 Bachelor of Psychology
36 B. Pharmaceutical Sciences
37 BSc. Animal Production & Management
S.NO LIST OF RECOMMENDED DIPLOMA COURSES OFFERED BY THE CHARTERED UNIVERSITIES S.NO LIST OF RECOMMENDED DIPLOMA COURSES OFFERED BY THE CHARTERED UNIVERSITIES
Human Medicine Courses Engineering & Engineering related courses Cont’d
1 Diploma in Clinical Psychiatry / Mental Health 34 Diploma in Electrical and Electronics Engineering
2 Diploma in Ophthalmology 35 Diploma in Textile Design and Technology
3 Diploma in Orthopedic Medicine 36 Diploma in Civil Engineering Surveying / Land Surveying
4 Diploma in Clinical Medicine 37 Diploma in Land management and evaluation
5 Diploma in Paediatrics 38 Diploma in Cartography
6 Diploma in Otolaryngology Computer and Information & Communication Technology Courses
Laboratory Courses 39 Diploma in Computer Science / Information Technology
7 Diploma in Science Laboratory Technology Health Care Management Courses
8 Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology 40 Diploma in Medical Entomology
Nursing & Midwifery Courses 41 Diploma in Medical Radiology / Radiography
9 Diploma in Nursing / Comprehensive Nursing 42 Diploma in Occupational Therapy
10 Diploma in Public Health Nursing / Administration 43 Diploma in Orthopedic Technology
11 Diploma in Midwifery 44 Diploma in Anesthesia
Agriculture Courses 45 Diploma in Palliative Care
12 Diploma in Sustainable Agriculture 47 Diploma in Community HIV/AIDS Care
14 Diploma in Crop Production And Management 48 Diploma in Occupational Therapy
15 Diploma in Food Processing Technology 49 Diploma in Health Insurance Management
Engineering & Engineering related courses 50 Advanced Diploma in Health Services Management
16 Diploma in Ceramics or Ceramics Technology 51 Diploma in Environmental Health Science
17 Diploma in Civil and Building Engineering 52 Diploma in Dental Technology
18 Diploma in Mechanical Engineering 53 Diploma in Public Health Dentistry
19 Diploma in Building & Construction Engineering 53 Diploma in Clinical & Community Nutrition
20 Diploma in Electrical Engineering 55 Diploma in Audiology
21 Diploma in Mechanical and Production Engineering. 56 Diploma in Medical Entomology
22 Diploma in Building Engineering Education Courses
23 Diploma in Ginning Engineering 57 Diploma in Physical Education and Sports Management
24 Diploma in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning 58 Diploma in Education Secondary (Technological Studies)
25 Diploma in Telecommunications Engineering 59 Diploma in Clinical Instruction Curriculum
26 Diploma in Water Engineering 60 Diploma in Health Tutors
27 Diploma in Automobile Engineering Animal Science
28 Diploma in Architecture 61 Diploma In Animal Production And Management
29 Diploma in Computer Engineering 62 Diploma in Wildlife Health and Management
30 Diploma in Biomedical Engineering Pharmacy Courses
31 Diploma in Physical Planning 63 Diploma In Pharmacy
32 Diploma in Metrology
33 Diploma In Agricultural Engineering
S.NO DIPLOMA COURSES OFFERED BY HEALTH INSTITUTIONS
1 Diploma in Mental Health
2 Diploma in Paediatrics
3 Diploma in Nursing
4 Diploma in Midwifery
5 Diploma in comprehensive Nursing
6 Diploma in Medical Lab Technology
7 Diploma in Pharmacy
8 Diploma in Occupational Therapy
9 Diploma in Physiotherapy
10 Diploma in Medical Radiography
11 Diploma in Clinical Medicine
12 Diploma in Environmental Health Science
13 Diploma in Dental Technology
14 Diploma in Public Health Dentistry
15 Diploma in Clinical & Community Nutrition
16 Diploma in Audiology
17 Diploma in Medical Entomology
18 Diploma in Health Counselling and Social Care
S.NO DIPLOMA COURSES OFFERED AT TECHNICAL COLLEGES, METEOROLOGICAL & SURVEY INSTITUTIONS AND AT NATIONAL TEACHERS’ COLLEGES
1 Diploma in Land management and evaluation
2 Diploma in land Surveying
3 Diploma in Cartography
4 Diploma in Physical Planning
5 Diploma in Metrology
6 Diploma in Architecture
7 Diploma in Building & Civil Engineering
8 Diploma in Ceramics
9 Diploma in Electrical Engineering
10 Diploma in Mechanical Engineering
11 Diploma in Water Engineering
12 Diploma in Refrigeration & Air Conditioning
13 Higher Diploma in Building & Construction Engineering
14 Higher Diploma in Mechanical Engineering
15 Higher Diploma in Electrical Engineering

UGANDA Students Financing Scheme Loan Applications

a) Offline Application: Eligible applicants should get hard copy of the application form from the participating Universities; Office of the Academic Registrar; or from any Centenary Bank Branch across the country.

b) 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/ilmis

Submission of application forms

On completing the application form for Uganda students loan scheme, offline applicants are required to submit their application forms to any branch of Centenary Bank and upon payment of Ugx. 50,000 (Uganda Shillings Fifty Thousand Only) as non-refundable processing fees.

On completing the application form, online applicants are required to submit their application forms online upon payment of Ugx. 52,200 (Uganda Shillings Fifty Two Thousand Two Hundred Only) as non-refundable processing fees.

Please note that the Pay-in Bank Slip should be properly kept and will form the first level Loan Application acknowledgement receipt.

Please ensure that you read the application form carefully and attach /scan all the relevant documents as spelt out in the form.

 Guidelines for Online Applicants

    1. Access to the Internet.
    2. Open the website by accessing the http://ilmis.hesfb.go.ug
    3. Click on the Apply Now link.
    4. If the applicant is a new user, the Applicant will have to register.
    5. Register or create an account in the ILMIS system with the basic self-information (Names, Email, Mobile No, and Password). The Applicant will successfully register, once all the mandatory information has been given.
    6. Once successfully registered; an acknowledgement email will be sent to the Applicant.
    7. Now, the applicant can login into ILMIS application by using their registered credentials.
    8. But if the applicant is a registered user, he/she will login his/her account and access the online application form.
    9. Then he/she will start filling in the online Application form.
    10. The Applicant will fill the information in the following sections;
  • Personal details
  • Parent’s details
  • Admission & Loan details
  • Applicant’s checklist
  • Declaration
  • Recommendations & Payment
    1. The Applicant can always save, after filling in the information he/she can be having at that moment, since the system only accepts submission only if all the Mandatory Information has been filled in with their accompanying scanned and uploaded documents.
    2. When finished filling in, will click submit.
    3. On click of the submit button, a Report will be generated; containing the information that has been filled in by the Applicant. This is the partial submission in the ILMIS system. (i.e. Applicant has not yet made the bank payment)
    4. Report which will be taken by the Applicant and will be consisting of the following;
  • Personal Details of the applicant
  • Identification documents
  • Current address
  • Permanent address
  • Education background information
  • Details of institution to which you are admitted
  • Recommendations

The Applicant takes this Report as printout to these personnels (Local Council 1, Head teacher of previous School/Institution attended, Sub County Chief/Town Clerk) mentioned on the form for recommendations, signatures and stamping.
And once he/she finishes the filling in of the Report, the Applicant has to go to the Bank (any Centenary Bank branch), and pays fees which has been pre-defined by HESFB and receives the payment acknowledgement or payment slip from the bank.
The Applicant will then scans and upload both the recommendations form and the payment slip and submit it in the system. This is the final submission. Then the application will be availed to HESFB.

Guidelines – Offline Applicants

    1. Applicant will get the Printout Hardcopy of the loan application in any one of the following areas,
  • Universities/Institutions.
  • Centenary Bank (any branch around the Country).
  • Download and printout the application from ILMIS website by self.
    1. The Applicant will fill the information in the following sections;
  • Personal details
  • Parent’s details
  • Admission & Loan details
  • Applicant’s checklist
  • Declaration
  • Recommendations & Payment
    1. Having filled in all the mandatory information in all the application’s sections, the Applicant will then attach or accompany the Application with copies of the required documents.
    2. The Applicant will take this printout loan Application to these personnels mentioned on the form for recommendations, signatures and stamping which include;
  • Local Council 1
  • Head teacher of previous School/Institution attended
  • Sub County Chief/Town Clerk)
  1. And once he/she finishes the filling in of the printout Loan Application, the Applicant has to go to the Bank (any Centenary Bank branch), and pays fees which has been pre-defined by HESFB and receives the payment acknowledgement or payment slip from the bank.
  2. The Applicant will then submit the complete and filled loan Application accompanied with the payment acknowledgement or payment slip from the bank to HESFB’s contact person in the Bank.
  3. And finally the bank’s contact person will also submit the Applications accompanied with the payment acknowledgement or payment slip from the bank to HESFB.

For more Information: Visit the website for HESFB Uganda Students Loan Scheme