Heading to University? Here is info on the student’s loan scheme

  • Categories: News, Uganda
  • Posted: June 24, 2015
  • Author: linkmeUg


Have you been admitted for a science course in any University in Uganda and are looking around for how to pay for it? You stand a chance of being given a loan by the government of Uganda if you meet the requirements.

In an interview with the Executive Director of the Higher Student Financing Board, Mr. Micheal Wanyama, LinkmeUG can reliably inform 1st year students that this is possible. Below are the terms of this loan scheme.

  • 1200 Ugandan students to be funded this academic year.
  • Loan covers science courses in the year 2015/16 academic year.
  • Covers tuition, research fees, functional fees and NOT HOSTEL OR FOOD
  • Loan will be discontinued if the beneficiary performs poorly at school.
  • Money is sent to universities on a semester basis through out the course.
  • Applicants should be needy, and all will undergo a needs’ test which considers former school attended, gender, orphanage among others.

How to access the loan

Go to your university or any Centenary bank branch and ask for the students loan scheme. Application forms can be picked from there or downloaded from the website www.hesfb.go.ug and returned to the bank after paying an application fee of 30,000/= to Centenary Bank only.

Application deadline is August 14, 2015

Universities under the students’ loan scheme

Makerere, Kyambogo, Mbarara, Gulu, Muni, Busitema, UCU, Kabale, Bishop Stuart, Uganda Martyrs, Kabale, Nkumba, IUIU, KIU, and Bugema.

University programmes under the scheme

1 B. Medicine & B. Surgery
2 B. Dentistry
3 B. Physiotherapy
4 B.Sc. Medical Radiography
5 B. Pharmacy
6 B. Pharmaceutical Sciences
7 B. Nursing
8 B. Nursing Completion
9 B. Clinical Medicine & Comm. Health
10 B. Community Health
11 B. Midwifery
12 B. Medical Lab. Sciences
13 B. Medical Lab. Completion
14 B. Veterinary Medicine
15 BSc. Animal Production and Management
16 BSc. Education
17 B. Voc. Studies in Agric. with Educ.
18 B. Agriculture
19 BSc. Agriculture Mechanization
20 BSc. Water Resource Engineering
21 BSc. Agro Processing Engineering
22 BSc. Mining Engineering
23 B. Agriculture & Entrepreneurship
24 B.Sc. Electrical Engineering
25 B.Sc. Civil Engineering
26 B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering
27 B.Sc. Petroleum Engineering
28 BSc. Microbiology
29 BSc. Biochemistry
30 BSc. Optometry
31 BSc. Health Administration
32 BSc. Palliative Care
33 BSc. Bio systems Engineering
34 BSc. Software Engineering
35 BSc. Telecommunications Engineering
36 B. Architecture
37 BSc. Surveying, Quantity Surveying & Land use/ Formation
38 BSc. Construction Management.
39 BSc. Geological Resources
40 BSc. Textile Engineering & Clothing Technology
41 BSc. Chemical Engineering
42 BSc in Ceramics
43 BSc. Food Science & Technology
44 BSc. Computer Science (Student passed Mathematics/Physics at A’ Level)
45 BSc. Information Technology (Student passed Mathematics/Physics at A’ Level)
46 B. Statistics
47 BSc. Industrial Chemistry
48 Special Needs Education
49 Agricultural Extension Education

Give it a try, good luck.