HESFB Student Loan Applications AY2022/23 For Ugandan Students Now Open

HESFB Student Loan: 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 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 For Academic Year 2022/23

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 2022/23 in the Public Universities, Private Chartered Universities and the listed Other Tertiary Institutions.

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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 https://www.hesfb.go.ug.
  2. Applicant who may encounter challenges in the application process can seek help by calling 0392174999 or 0414255300
  3. Applicants shall be required to pay a non-refundable Loan Processing Fee of UGX 53,000 to the HESFB LOAN APPLICATION FEE, Account No. 3740300006 Centenary Bank or 01363669053643 DFCU Bank. The Payment Receipts shall be scanned and attached during the Loan Application process
  4. Deadline for Applications is Thursday, 15th September, 2022

 Approved Programmes For Support In The Academic Year 2022/23

The Board will support applicants to pursue accredited undergraduate degree and diploma
programmes under the listed 15 key academic disciplines;

  1.  Agriculture
  2. Engineering
  3. Laboratory Science Programmes
  4. Human Medicine
  5. Nursing and Midwifery
  6. Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
  7. Animal Sciences
  8. Petroleum and GeoScience Engineering
  9. Science Education
  10. Special Needs Education
  11. Statistics
  12. Computer Science and Information Technology
  13. Health Care Management Sciences
  14. Conservation Sciences
  15. Pure Sciences
  16. Tourism and Hospitality Programmes

Please Note:– Persons with Disabilities can apply to pursue any accredited Programme of their choice from any of the listed Higher Learning Institutions


  1.  Applicants are strongly warned against falsifying information or presenting forged documents to support their application process. This attracts dire consequences.
  2. An applicant MUST NOT be a beneficiary of any other Scholarship or Funding Opportunity
  3. The Loan Processing Fee is strictly paid in the Bank on the provided account numbers or on the online platform
  4. Names of the successful applicants will be published in the Print media, HESFB website, and personal communication via SMS
  5. The Board retains the right to evaluate all loan applications and determine the number of beneficiaries.
  6. Be aware of FRAUDSTERS! No payment should be made to any individual for purposes of securing the student loan
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