HESFB Online Application
The Higher Education Students Financing Board (HESFB) was established by the Higher Education Students Financing Act, No. 2 of 2014 as a body corporate to provide Loans and Scholarships to students intending to pursue Higher Education in Uganda. Under the Student Loan Scheme, HESFB awards study loans to Ugandan students seeking to pursue study Higher Education but are financially constrained.
The objectives of the Students’ Financing 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; (4) to create a revolving fund.
The Call for Students’ Loan Applications has received funding from the Government of Uganda to offer study loans to Ugandan Students who are admitted in Higher Education Institutions in Uganda but are unable to support themselves financially.
The Board therefore invites applications for study loans under the Students’ Loan Scheme
from eligible Ugandan students who have been admitted under the listed Undergraduate
Diploma and Degree programmes for the Academic Year 2021/22 in the Public Universities,
Private Chartered Universities and the listed Other Tertiary Institutions. Students’ Loan Coverage.
1. The Students’ 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 budget allows.
2. Student loans shall strictly be awarded to students joining Higher Education Institutions in First Year or students in their Final Year of study.
How to Apply
1. The Loan Application process is solely online and is available through our website http://www.hesfb.go.ug.
2. Applicant who may encounter challenges in the application process can seek help by calling 0392174999 or 0414255300 or could visit our Application Support Centres located at; Muni University, Gulu University, Uganda Technical College Lira, Soroti University, Islamic University in Uganda – Mbale, Kyambogo University, Ndejje University – Kampala Campus,