Apply For HESFB External Students’ Loan Applications In The Academic Year

By | November 25, 2021

Call For Students’ Loan Applications In The Academic Year 2021/22

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 for Academic Year 2021/22 HESFB 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
  3. The Loan Application process is solely online and is available through our website http://www.hesfb.go.ug.
  4. 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,

Makerere University, Bishop Stuart University, Kabale University, Busitema University and
Fort Portal College of Health Sciences.

  1. Applicants should take note of the necessary attachments in application process
  2. 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.
  3. Deadline for Applications is Tuesday, November 30th, 2021

APPROVED PARTICIPATING HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS AND
PROGRAMMES SUPPORTED BY THE STUDENTS’ FINANCING SCHEME.
THE APPROVED PARTICIPATING UNIVERSITIES IN THE STUDENTS’ LOAN SCHEME IN THE
ACADEMIC YEAR 2021/22
THE APPROVED UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMMES FOR SUPPORT IN THE ACADEMIC YEAR
2021/22
S/No Public Universities S/No. Private Chartered Universities
1 Busitema University 1 African Bible University
2 Gulu University 2 Bishop Stuart University
3 Kabale University 3 Bugema University
4 Kyambogo University 4 ISBAT University
5 Lira University 5 Islamic University in Uganda
6 Makerere University 6 Kampala International University
7 Mbarara University of Science & Technology 7 Kampala University
8 Muni University 8 Mountains of the Moon University
9 Soroti University 9 Ndejje University
Please Note: Makerere University Business School (MUBS)
is an affiliate of Makerere University
10 Nkumba University
11 Uganda Christian University
12 Uganda Martyrs University
OTHER TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS PARTICIPATING IN THE STUDENTS’ LOAN SCHEME IN
THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2021/22
OTHER TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS OFFERING DIPLOMAS
THE APPROVED DIPLOMA PROGRAMMES FOR SUPPORT IN THE ACADEMIC YEAR
2021/22
S/NO PROGRAMMES S/NO PROGRAMMES
Human Medicine Programmes Engineering & related Programmes
1 B. Medicine & B. Surgery 67 BSc in Mechanical & Automotive Engineering
2 B. Dental Surgery 68 BSc Land Economics
3 B. Clinical Medicine & Comm. Health 69 BSc. Agriculture Mechanization
Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Science Programmes 70 BSc. Bio Systems Engineering
4 B. Pharmacy 71 BSc. Telecommunications Engineering
5 B. Pharmaceutical Sciences 72 Bachelor of Biomedical Engineering Laboratory Programmes 73 B of Mechatronics & Biomedical Engineering
6 B. Biomedical Laboratory Technology 74 Bachelor of Environmental Design
7 B. Medical Lab. Completion 75 B. Architecture
8 B. Biomedical Laboratory Science & Technology 76 BSc. Electrical, Electronics & Communications Eng
9 Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science 77 B. Eng in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
10 Bachelor of Bio Technology 78 BSc. Surveying Nursing and Midwifery Programmes 79 BSc Survey and Land Formation
11 Bachelor of Nursing Sciences 80 B. Engineering in Civil and Building Engineering

B. Nursing Completion 81 Bachelor of Science in Quantity Surveying
13 BSc. Midwifery 82 Bachelor of Industrial Engineering and Management (IEM)
14 B. Nursing Extension 83 Bachelor of Surveying and Land Information Systems
Agriculture & Forestry Programmes 84 Bachelor of Science in Land Surveying & Geomantic
15 Bachelor of Sustainable Agric and Extension 85 B. Agricultural Mechanization & Irrigation Engineering
16 Bachelor of Agricultural Entrepreneurship & Farm Mgt 86 BSc. Computer Engineering
17 BSc Agricultural Land use and Management 87 BSc. Software Eng and Application Development
18 Bachelor of Science In Horticulture 88 B. Engineering in Automotive & Power Engineering
19 BSc Fisheries and Aquaculture 89 Bachelor of Industrial Engineering & Management
20 BSc Agriculture 90 BSc. Software Engineering
21 BSc. Food Science & Technology 91 BSc. Construction Management
22 BSc Fisheries and Water Resource Management 92 BSc. Textile Engineering & Clothing Technology
23 B. Agriculture & Entrepreneurship 93 BSc. Chemical Engineering
24 Bachelor of Agribusiness Management 94 Bachelor of Material and Ceramic Science Technology
25 Bachelor of Agricultural and Rural Innovation 95 BSc. Water Resource Engineering
26 Bachelor of Agribusiness Mgt & Community Dev’t 96 BSc. Mining Engineering
27 Bachelor of Conservation Forestry and Products Technology 97 BSc. Civil, Building & Environmental Engineering
28 Bachelor of Social and Entrepreneurship Forestry 98 BSc. Agro Processing Engineering
29 Bachelor of Community Forestry 99 BSc. Civil Engineering
Computer & ICT Programmes 100 BSc. Electrical Engineering
30 Bachelor of Science in Artificial Intelligence & Machine learning 101 Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics & Communication
31 Bachelor of Science in Animation and Visual Effects 102 BSc. Mechanical Engineering
32 Bachelor of Science in Networking and Cyber Security 103 Bachelor of Engineering in Environmental Engineering & Mgt
33 Bachelor of Information Technology 104 Bachelor of Science in Textile Engineering
34 Bachelor of Information Technology and Computing 105 Bachelor of Land Use Planning and Management
35 Bachelor of Information Systems 106 Bachelor of Science in Building Economics
36 BSc. Computer Networks & Systems Administration 107 Bachelor of Engineering in Environmental Engineering and
Management (EEM)
37 BSc. of Information & Communications Technology 108 B. of Urban & Regional Planning
38 BSc. Computer Science Health care Management Programmes
Statistics and Applied Economics Programmes 109 BSc. Optometry
39 B. Statistics 110 Bachelor of Cytotechology
40 BSc Applied Mathematics and Statistics 111 B. Physiotherapy
41 BSc Quantitative Economics 112 Bachelor of Science in Public Health
42 BSc Actuarial Science 113 Bachelor of Environmental Science
43 BSc Statistics & Computer Science 114 Bachelor of Environmental Health Science
44 BSc Statistics & Economics 115 Bachelor of Dental Laboratory Technology
45 BSc Statistics & Mathematics 116 BSc Human Nutrition
46 BSc Statistics & Planning 117 BSc. Palliative Care
47 Bachelor of Science in Population Studies 118 BSc. Medical Radiography
48 Bachelor of Business Statistics 119 BSc Health Administration
Education Programmes Pure Science Programmes
49 Bachelor of Science with Education 120 BSc. Industrial Chemistry
50 B. Vocational Studies in Technological Studies with Education 121 BSc. Microbiology
51 B. Agricultural Extension Education 122 BSc. Biochemistry
52 B. Voc. Studies in Agric. with Educ. 123 Bachelor of Science in Marine Science
53 B. of Medical Education 124 Bachelor of Conservation Biology
54 B. Technical Teacher Education Electrical Engineering Special Needs Education Programmes
55 B. Technical Teacher Education Mechanical Engineering 125 BSc. Speech & Language Therapy
56 B. Technical Teacher Education – Mechanical & Production Eng 126 B. Education, Special Needs Education
57 B. Technical Teacher Education- Civil & Building Eng 127 B. of Teacher Education with Special Needs Education.
58 BSc Information Technology with Education AFFIRMATIVE ACTION OTHER PROGRAMMES TARGETING
PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES
59 BSc. Laboratory Science Education & Industry 128 Bachelor of Laws
Animal Science Programmes 129 Bachelor of Arts with Education
60 B. Veterinary Medicine 130 Bachelor of Social Sciences
61 BSc. Animal Production Technology & Management 131 Bachelor of Psychology
62 BSc. Wildlife Health and Management 132 Bachelor of Social Work & Social Administration
63 Bachelor of Science in Wildlife Industry and Business 133 Bachelors courses in Business Studies
Petroleum and Geological Programmes 134 Bachelor of Psychology
64 BSc. Geological Resources 135 Bachelor of Social Work & Social Administration

BSc. Petroleum & Geoscience Engineering 134 Bachelors courses in Business Studies
66 BSc. Oil & Gas Management
NB. Students with Disabilities can apply to pursue any of the approved programmes or any Business and Humanities Programme at any approved Higher
Education Institution.
S/No. OTHER TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS OFFERING DIPLOMAS
ALLIED HEALTH INSTITUTIONS (Examined by UAHEB)
1 Uganda Institute of Allied Health & Mgt Sciences (Mulago Paramedical School)
2 Health Tutors’ College – Mulago
3 Fort Portal College of Health Sciences
4 Gulu College of Health Sciences
5 Mbale College of Health Sciences
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
NURSING & MIDWIFERY INSTITUTIONS (Examined by 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
Technical Colleges, Meteorological & Survey Institutions (Examined by 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

NATIONAL TEACHERS’ COLLEGES (Diplomas awarded by KYAMBOGO UNIVERSITY)
1 National Teachers’ College, Kabale
2 National Teachers’ College, Kaliro
3 National Teachers’ College, Mubende
4 National Teachers’ College, Muni
5 National Teachers’ College, Unyama
AGRICULTURAL & CONSERVATION COLLEGES
1 Bukalasa Agricultural College
2 Uganda Wildlife Research & Training Institute – Kasese
3 Fisheries Training Institute
4 Nyabyeya Forestry College

S/No. LIST OF RECOMMENDED DIPLOMA PROGRAMMES S/No. LIST OF RECOMMENDED DIPLOMA PROGRAMMES
Human Medicine Courses Engineering & Engineering related courses Cont’d
1 Diploma in Clinical Psychiatry 40 Diploma in Electrical and Electronics Engineering
2 Diploma in Mental Health 41 Diploma in Textile Design and Technology
3 Diploma in Ophthalmology 42 Diploma in Civil Engineering Surveying / Land Surveying
4 Diploma in Orthopedic Medicine 43 Diploma in Land Management and Evaluation
5 Diploma in Clinical Medicine & Community Health 44 Diploma in Cartography
6 Advanced Diploma in Child and Adolscent Mental Health Computer and Information & Communication Technology Courses
Laboratory Courses 45 Diploma in Computer Science
7 Diploma in Science Laboratory Technology 46 Diploma in Hardware and Networking
8 Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology 47 Diploma in Infromation Technology
Nursing & Midwifery Courses Health Care Management Courses
9 Diploma in Nursing 48 Diploma in Medical Entomology & Parasitology
10 Diploma in Comprehensive Nursing 49 Diploma in Medical Radiography
11 Diploma in Public Health Nursing 50 Diploma in Occupational Therapy
12 Diploma in Clinical Mentoring 51 Diploma in Ear, Nose & Throat, Head and Neck Surgery
13 Advanced Diploma in Paediatric Nursing 52 Diploma in Orthopedic Technology
14 Diploma in Psychiatric Nursing 53 Diploma in Anesthesia
15 Diploma in Midwifery 54 Diploma in Palliative Care
Agriculture Courses 55 Diploma in Physiotherapy
16 Diploma in Sustainable Agriculture 56 Diploma in Community HIV/AIDS Care
17 Diploma in Fisheries Management and Technology 57 Diploma in Occupational Therapy
18 Diploma in Crop Production And Management 58 Diploma in Health Mansgement & Leadership
19 Diploma in Food Processing Technology 59 Advanced Diploma in Health Services Management
Engineering & Engineering related courses 60 Diploma in Environmental Health Science
20 Diploma in Ceramics 61 Higher Diploma in Clinical Instruction
21 Diploma in Ceramics Technology 62 Diploma in Dental Technology
HIGHER EDUCATION STUDENTS’ FINANCING BOARD
The approved Diploma Programmes for support in the Academic year 2021/22
PLEASE NOTE:

  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
    integrated 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.
    THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
    Higher Education Students’ Financing Board (HESFB)
    7th Floor, Lourdel Towers, Plot 1 – Lourdel Road Nakasero,
    P. O. Box 16810, Wandegeya-Kampala, Uganda
    Tel: +256 392 174999,
    URL: www.hesfb.go.ug,
    E-mail: info@hesfb.go.ug
    Facebook/Twitter: @HesfbUg
    Background
    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 for Academic Year 2021/22
    HESFB 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
  7. 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.
  8. 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
  9. The Loan Application process is solely online and is available through our website
    http://www.hesfb.go.ug.
  10. 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,
    Makerere University, Bishop Stuart University, Kabale University, Busitema University and
    Fort Portal College of Health Sciences.
  11. Applicants should take note of the necessary attachments in application process
  12. 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.
  13. Deadline for Applications is Tuesday, November 30th, 2021
    APPROVED PARTICIPATING HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS AND
    PROGRAMMES SUPPORTED BY THE STUDENTS’ FINANCING SCHEME.
    THE APPROVED PARTICIPATING UNIVERSITIES IN THE STUDENTS’ LOAN SCHEME IN THE
    ACADEMIC YEAR 2021/22
    THE APPROVED UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMMES FOR SUPPORT IN THE ACADEMIC YEAR
    2021/22
    OTHER TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS PARTICIPATING IN THE STUDENTS’ LOAN SCHEME IN
    THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2021/22
    OTHER TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS OFFERING DIPLOMAS
    THE APPROVED DIPLOMA PROGRAMMES FOR SUPPORT IN THE ACADEMIC YEAR
    2021/22

14 Diploma in Psychiatric Nursing Diploma in Anesthesia
15 Diploma in Midwifery 54 Diploma in Palliative Care
Agriculture Courses 55 Diploma in Physiotherapy
16 Diploma in Sustainable Agriculture 56 Diploma in Community HIV/AIDS Care
17 Diploma in Fisheries Management and Technology 57 Diploma in Occupational Therapy
18 Diploma in Crop Production And Management 58 Diploma in Health Mansgement & Leadership
19 Diploma in Food Processing Technology 59 Advanced Diploma in Health Services Management
Engineering & Engineering related courses 60 Diploma in Environmental Health Science
20 Diploma in Ceramics 61 Higher Diploma in Clinical Instruction
21 Diploma in Ceramics Technology 62 Diploma in Dental Technology
22 Diploma in Civil and Building Engineering 63 Diploma in Public Health Dentistry
23 Diploma in Mechanical Engineering 64 Diploma in Clinical & Community Nutrition
24 Diploma in Building & Construction Engineering 65 Diploma in Medical Audiology
25 Diploma in Electrical Engineering Health Records Management
26 Diploma in Mechanical and Production Engineering. 66 Diploma in Medical Records and Health Informatics
27 Diploma in Building Engineering Pharmacy Courses
28 Diploma in Ginning Engineering 67 Diploma In Pharmacy
29 Diploma in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Education Courses
30 Diploma in Telecommunications Engineering 68 Diploma in Physical Education and Sports Management
31 Diploma in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning 69 Diploma in Education Secondary (Technological Studies)
32 Diploma in Telecommunications Engineering 70 Diploma in Clinical Instruction
33 Diploma in Water Engineering 71 Diploma in Health Tutorship
34 Diploma in Automobile Engineering 72 Diploma in Science Education
35 Diploma in Architecture Animal Science
36 Diploma in Textile Design and Surface Design 73 Diploma In Animal Production And Management
37 Diploma in Computer Engineering 74 Diploma in Wildlife Health and Management
38 Diploma in Biomedical Engineering 75 Diploma in Wildlife & Natural Resource Management
39 Diploma in Physical Planning
40 Diploma in Metrology
41 Diploma in Agricultural Engineering

PLEASE NOTE:

  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
    integrated 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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