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HESFB: Call For Students’ Loan Applications Academic Year 2023/2024

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1.0 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 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 support critical programmes for national development;
  4. to ensure regional balance in Higher Education services in Uganda;
  5. to create a revolving fund.

2.0 THE CALL FOR STUDENTS’ LOAN APPLICATIONS FOR ACADEMIC YEAR 2023/24

The Board therefore invites applications for study loans under the Students’ Loan Scheme from eligible Ugandan students who have been admitted in their first year under the listed Undergraduate Diploma and Degree programmes for the Academic Year 2023/24 in the Public Universities, Private Chartered Universities and the listed Other Tertiary Institutions.

The Applications will commence on Monday 4th March, 2024 and the deadline for application is Friday, 15th March, 2024.

3.0 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
    .
  3. The Loans will be awarded to applicants pursuing Undergraduate Diploma and Undergraduate
    Degree programmes
    only.

4.0 HOW TO APPLY

  1. The Loan Application process is solely online and is available through our website
    http://www.hesfb.go.ug or directly to the applications URL; www.hesfb.go.ug/ApplyNow
  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. Applicant who may encounter challenges in the application process can seek help by calling
    0392174999 or 0414255300 or through our Social Media pages

5.0 REQUIREMENTS

  1. A copy of the Admission Letter from the participating Higher Education Institutions
  2. A copy of an Applicant’s the National ID
  3. Copies of Parents’ National IDs
  4. Copies of Death Certificate (In case parents are deceased)
  5. Copies of an Applicant’s Academic certificates or result slips and transcripts
  6. A copy of the Birth Certificate
  7. A copy of the recent Passport Photo
  8. Proof of payment of the non-refundable Loan Processing fee of UGX 53,000
  9. A sketch map to the applicant’s current address/residence
  10. A sketch map to the applicant’s home of origin (If different from current address)
  11. More requirements can be found on www.hesfb.go.ug/eligibility

6.0 APPROVED PROGRAMMES FOR SUPPORT IN THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2023/24

The Board will support applicants to pursue ALL accredited undergraduate degree and diploma programmes in the listed 16 key academic disciplines;

  1. Agriculture
  2. Engineering
  3. Laboratory Science Programmes
  4. Human Medicine
  5. Nursing and Midwifery
  6. Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
  7. Animal Sciences
  8. Petroleum and GeoScience Engineering
  9. Science Education
  10. Special Needs Education
  11. Statistics
  12. Computer Science and Information Technology
  13. Health Care Management Sciences
  14. Conservation Sciences
  15. Pure Sciences
  16. Tourism and Hospitality Programmes

Please see below for detailed advert

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Re-advertisement: Undergraduate Programmes 2024/2025

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A section of the University Road

The Academic Registrar, Makerere University invites applications from Ugandan, East African, and international applicants for the undergraduate programmes under Government Sponsorship (BVL) and private sponsorship scheme for the 2024/2025 Academic Year.

Each applicant should:

a) Have the Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) with at least five passes, or its equivalent and at least two principal passes at Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) obtained at the same sitting. For day programmes only candidates who sat A’ Level in 2023,2022 and 2020 are eligible to apply. For evening, afternoon, and external programmes, a candidate is not restricted on the year of sitting A’ Level.

OR

d) Degree from a recognised/Chartered Institution

Further details on the re-advertised programmes , fees structure, and the procedure of submitting applications can be accessed from the document below:                                            

The closing date for receiving applications for undergraduate admissions is Friday 26th July 2024.                                                           

WARNING:                                                             

  1. Applicants are strongly warned against presenting forged or other people’s academic documents to support their applications for admission.  The consequences, if discovered, are very grave indeed.
  2. Do not buy any other documents not originating from the Academic Registrar’s Office.  Those who buy them do so at their own risk. 
  3. The Academic Registrar has not appointed any agent to act on his behalf to solicit for additional funds other than the application fee stated above.    
  4. Applicants are advised to use the right programme names and codes. The university will not be responsible for any wrong information entered in the system by applicants.     

Prof. Mukadasi Buyinza
ACADEMIC REGISTRAR

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Freshers’ Orientation and Registration For 2024/2025 Academic Year

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To All First Year Students;
First Year students (Freshers) are by tradition given an “acclimatization” period of one week
which is referred to as the “Orientation Week”. The Freshers report on Campus one week
earlier than the Continuing students and during this week they are introduced to the key facilities in the University as well as other important aspects of life at the University.

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Admission Lists -Disability, Sports and District Quota Schemes 2024/25

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Students move towards Main Building on University Road

The Office of Academic Registrar, Makerere University has released the admission list of candidates admitted under the Disability, Sports and District Quota Schemes with Government sponsorship 2024/25 Academic Year.

Kindly follow the links below to access the lists:-

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