The Higher Education Student Financing Board (HESFB) Students Scholarships
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.
Bilateral Scholarships may be awarded subject to conditions agreed upon by the Donor Country and the Government of Uganda.
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.
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.
- 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
For further information please follow this link to start the scholarship application
For additional support, call us or get in touch using the contact information below for assistance;
Higher Education Students Financing Board(HESFB)
P.O Box 16810, Wandegeya, Kampala-Uganda.
Tel: office +256414255300