HESFB Scholarships Requirements [See Details here]

The Higher Education Student Financing Board (HESFB) Scholarships Requirements

Commonwealth Scholarships

  • Be citizens of any Commonwealth country except Uganda
  • Hold a first degree of upper second class Honours standard (or above) in a discipline relevant to that in which study is proposed

Types of Scholarships:

i. Internal scholarships

Internal scholarships shall be given to students who qualify for programmes that are offered in Higher Education Institutions in Uganda

ii. External Scholarships

External Scholarships shall only be awarded to students who qualify for programmes that are not offered in Higher Education Institutions in Uganda.

iii. Bilateral Scholarships

Bilateral Scholarships may be awarded subject to conditions agreed upon by the Donor Country and the Government of Uganda.

For further information on the scholarship opportunities, please follow this link

Application for funding

An advert shall always be placed in the national newspapers of national coverage annually soliciting applications from eligible students.
Application forms for the Loans and/or Scholarships shall be completed and submitted to HESFB in a manner defined by the advert.
All applications shall attract an application fee determined by HESFB currently at UGx. 50,000/-.
Evidence of payment for the application fees shall form part of the application.
Loan Application Requirements All completed application forms shall be accompanied with:
i. 3 coloured pass port size photographs
ii. Acceptable valid form of Identification which can be (National ID, Passport, Driver’s License, Voter’s Card, School ID, NSSF Card).
iii. Bank slip confirming payment of the Application fee
iv. Academic Certificates / pass slips
v. Birth Certificate
vi. Admission letter to HEI vii. CRB / Financial Card [mandatory]
viii. Sketch map to applicant’s home of origin.


For any additional enquiry or assistance, use the contact information provided below for support;

Contact Us

Higher Education Students Financing Board (HESFB)

P.O Box 16810, Wandegeya, Kampala-Uganda.

Tel: office +256414255300

E-mail:  info@hesfb.go.ug

See related HESFB pages here