HESFB Scholarship Coverage in Uganda

The Higher Education Student Financing Board (HESFB) Scholarship Coverage in Uganda

Commonwealth Scholarships

  • Full tuition fees
  • Monthly/quarterly stipend (living allowance) set at local rates
  • Arrival allowance (usually USD 500) to contribute to additional costs incurred in moving to your host country
  • One economy class return airfare between your home and host countries

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.

Funding scope

The financial support (Loans/Scholarship) shall cover:
i. Tuition fees
ii. Functional fees
iii. Research expenses
iv. Aids and Appliances for PWDs


Loans shall be repayable with interest.
The interest shall be determined and defined by HESFB. Scholarships shall not be repayable, except where a student:
i. Abandons the course without reasonable cause
ii. Changes a course
iii. Fails to comply with any other terms and conditions of the scholarship.

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 additional support, call us or get in touch using the contact information below for assistance;

Contact Us

Higher Education Students Financing Board(HESFB)
P.O Box 16810, Wandegeya, Kampala-Uganda.
Tel: office +256414255300
E-mail:  info@hesfb.go.ug

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