Application for the Ugandan Higher Education Students Financing Board (HESFB) Loan Scheme 2021/2022


The Ugandan Higher Education Students Financing Board (HESFB) offers loans and scholarships to Ugandan students who wish to pursue higher education at accredited institutions.

When is the Application Deadline:


Tell Me About Ugandan Higher Education Students Financing Board:

The Higher Education Students’ Financing Scheme, which comprises both the Student Loan Scheme and the Student Scholarship Scheme, is implemented by the HESFB.

What Type of Scholarship is this?


Who can apply?

  1. Be a Ugandan Citizen.
  2. Be admitted to pursue an accredited undergraduate diploma or 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).
  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 Ugandan Higher Education Students Financing Board Scheme:

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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