HESFB Overview

Key Highlights

  1. The Higher Education Students’ Financing Board (HESFB) is meant for Ugandan scholars ONLY, pursuing higher education in recognized Public and Private Institutions of Higher Learning.
  2. Initially the Loan shall cover Tuition,Functional fees, Research fees and Aids and appliances for PWDs ONLY.
  3. The Loan will attract Interest determined by the Minister of Education and Sports in consultation with the Minister in charge of Finance.
  4. A student who has received the loan shall start re-paying the loan at least one (1) year after completing his/her course

Service Delivery at HESFB

The Ministry of Education and Sports under its mandate has started the implementation of Financing Higher Education studies for Ugandans through the Higher Education Students’ Financing Act, 2014 by setting up the Higher Education Students’ Financing Board (HESFB).

The objective of the Board is to increase equitable access to higher education in Uganda and also support qualified students who may not afford higher education.

The Higher Education Students’ Financing Board (HESFB) has been established to address the problem of inequitable access to higher education by many Ugandan citizens given the large number of dropouts due to their inability to meet the costs of higher education.

Disclaimer: Makerere University does not take responsibility for the accuracy of information displayed about the Higher Education Students’ Financing Board (HESFB) on this website. For more information, please visit the official HESFB website - https://hesfb.go.ug