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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Question: What is Higher Education Students’ Financing Board?
Answer: Higher Education Students’ Financing Board (HESFB) is a body Corporate established by an Act of Parliament, number 2 of 2014, to provide Loans and Scholarships to Ugandan Students to pursue higher Education. HESFB is intended to provide loans and scholarships to Ugandan students who have qualified for Higher education in recognized institutions of higher learning but are unable to support themselves financially.

Executive Director’s Welcome Message

The Higher Education Students Financing Board put up this website as part of the effort to improve communication and ensure smooth flow of information with our stakeholders. The Higher Education Students’ Financing Board is a semi-autonomous government body established in May, 2014 by an Act of Parliament HESFB Act No. 2 of 2014, with a mandate to provide financing for Higher Education in form of loans and scholarships.

Mandate

Mandate of HESFB

HESFB is mandated to offer Loans and Scholarships to qualifying students of Uganda at Higher Educations Institutions.

Objectives

Higher Education Students' Financing Scheme has got the following objectives:-

  1. To increase equitable access to technical and higher education in Uganda;
  2. To support highly qualified Ugandan students who may not afford higher education;
  3. To ensure regional balance in higher education services in Uganda;
  4. To develop and support courses critical to national development and to ensure quality education in public institutions through quality assurance and supervision.
  5. To ensure sustainable revolving loans fund

 

Vision & Mission

The Mission, Vision and Moto of HESFB are delived from its Mandate in the Higher Education Students' Financing Act No. 2 of 2014.

Mission
“To provide financing to eligible citizens of Uganda and increase equitable access to Higher Education in the country”

 Vision
“Equitable  Financing of Higher Education in Ugandan”

 Moto
Increasing Access to Higher Education.

Background

The Higher Education Students’ Financing Board (HESFB) is a body Corporate established by an Act of Parliament, number 2 of 2014, to provide both Loans and Scholarships to Ugandan Students to pursue higher Education. The 1995 constitution chapter 4.