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RELEASE OF THE APPROVED LIST OF LOAN

BENEFICIARIES 2015/16 ACADEMIC YEAR

Background
The Higher Education Students Financing Board (HESFB) announces the release of the
approved list of Loan Beneficiaries for the Academic year 2015/16. The Board awarded loans
to Students admitted for the Undergraduates and Diplomas in various institutions of Higher
learning in Uganda.
The lists for the undergraduates and diploma Students have been released to Universities and
Other Tertiary Institutions participating in this years exercise as shown below.
All the successful applicants are required to report for studies immediately upon notification at
the respective Higher Learning Institutions;
Participating Higher Learning Institutions
There has been an increase in the number of Universities benefitting from the scheme from 12
in the academic year 2014/15 to 15 this academic year. In addition, the Board also approved
33 Other Tertiary Institutions (diploma awarding institutions) to participate in the Students
Loan Scheme.
The approved Universities for the academic year 2015/16 are the following:

S/No

Public Universities

S/No

Private Chartered Universities

Makerere University

Ndejje University

Kyambogo University

Nkumba University

Busitema University

10

Uganda Martyrs University

Gulu University

11

Uganda Christian University

Muni University

12

Bugema University

Kabale University

13

Islamic University in Uganda

Mbarara University of Science & 14

Kampala International University

Technology
15

Bishop Stuart University

The other tertiary institutions are reflected here under;


These include Technical Colleges, National Teachers Colleges, and Health Training Institutions.
S/No. Health Institutions
S/No. TECHNICAL COLLEGES.
1 Uganda Institute of Allied Health & Mgt Sciences 19 Institute of Survey and Land Management
2 Health Tutors College Mulago
20 National Meteorological Training School
Uganda Institute of Information and
3 Mulago School of Nursing and Midwifery
21
Communications Technology
4 Butabika Psychiatric Nursing School
22 Uganda Petroleum Institute Kigumba
5

Butabika School of Psychiatric Clinical Officers 23 Uganda Technical College, Bushenyi

6
7

Jinja School of Nursing and Midwifery


Medical Laboratory Technicians School, Jinja

24 Uganda Technical College, Elgon


25 Uganda Technical College, Kicwamba

Ophthalmic Clinical Officers Training School

26 Uganda Technical College, Kyema

Masaka School of Comprehensive Nursing

27 Uganda Technical College, Lira

10
11

Public Health Nurses College


School of Clinical Officers, Fort portal

NATIONAL TEACHERS' COLLEGES


28 National Teachers' College - Kabale

12

School of Clinical Officers, Mbale

29 National Teachers' College - Kaliro

13

Lira School of Comprehensive Nursing

30 National Teachers' College - Mubende

14
15
16
17
18

Kabale Nursing School


School of Clinical Officers, Gulu
School of Hygiene, Mbale
Soroti School of Comprehensive Nursing
Arua School of Comprehensive Nursing

31 National Teachers' College - Muni, Arua


32 National Teachers' College - Unyama, Gulu
33 Bukalasa Agricultural College

Approved Courses and Programmes for the Academic Year 2015/16


During the first cohort of Loans for the academic year 2014/15, Board approved Loans for 26
Undergraduate programmes, in this second cohort of Loans for the academic year 2015/16, the
Board approved 50 University Undergraduate Programmes and 51 Courses for Other Tertiary
Institutions.
All the approved programmes and courses fall in Pure and Applied Science & Technology as
shown in the table below:Table below shows the broad Categorization of the Courses and Programmes supported
by HESFB.

Agriculture; Agricultural Engineering

Engineering

Laboratory Science Programmes

Human Medicine (including Physiotherapy & Medical Radiography)

Animal Science (Veterinary Medicine & Animal production)

Nursing, Midwifery & Community Health

Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences

Petroleum & Geoscience Engineering

Science Education

10

Special Needs Education, Language & Speech Therapy

11

Statistics and Computer Science

Table shows all the 50 Undergraduate programmes on the Loan Scheme

S/NO. PROGRAMMES

S/NO. PROGRAMMES

B. Medicine & Surgery

26

B. Midwifery

B. Pharmacy

27

BSc. Microbiology

B. Nursing

28

BSc. Biochemistry

B. Dentistry

29

BSc. Optometry

B. Medical Lab. Sciences

30

BSc. Health Administration

B. Medical Lab. Completion

31

BSc. Palliative Care

32

BSc. Bio Systems Engineering

33

BSc. Telecommunications Engineering


B. Architecture
BSc. Surveying, Quantity Surveying & Land
Formation
BSc. Software Engineering / BSc. Computer
Engineering

B. Clinical Medicine & Comm.


Health
B. Community Health

B.Sc. Medical Radiography

34

10

B. Veterinary Medicine

35

11

B. Nursing Completion

36

12

B. Pharmaceutical Sciences

37

BSc. Construction Management

13

B. Physiotherapy

38

BSc. Geological Resources

14

BSc. Education

39

BSc. Textile
Technology

15

BSc. Agriculture

40

BSc. Chemical Engineering

16

BSc. Agriculture Mechanization

41

BSc. Ceramics

17

BSc. Water Resource Eng.

42

BSc. Food Science & Technology

18

BSc. Animal Production & Mgt

43

B. Information Technology

19

BSc. Agro Processing Eng.

44

BSc. Computer Science

20

BSc. Mining

45

B. Statistics

21

B.
Agriculture
Entrepreneurship

46

BSc. Industrial Chemistry

&

Engineering

&

Clothing

22

B. Voc. Studies in Agric. with


Educ.

47

B. Education, Special Needs Education, B.


Speech & Language Therapy and B. of
Teacher Education with Special Needs
Education.

23

B.Sc. Electrical Engineering

48

Agricultural Extension Education

24

B.Sc. Civil Engineering

49

B.Sc. Petroleum Engineering

25

B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering

50

B. of Medical Education

Table below shows the Approved Diploma Courses which participated in the Loan
Scheme for the academic year 2015/16.
LIST OF RECOMMENDED DIPLOMA COURSES
1 Diploma in Ceramics or Ceramics Technology

32 Diploma in Medical Entomology

2 Higher Diploma in Civil and Building Engineering

33 Diploma in Orthopedic Medicine

3 Higher Diploma in Mechanical Engineering

34 Diploma in Medical Radiology / Radiography

4 Higher Diploma in Building & Construction Engineering

35 Diploma in Public Health Nursing / Administration

5 Higher Diploma in Electrical Engineering

36 Diploma in Otolaryngology

6 Diploma in Mechanical and Production Engineering.

37 Diploma in Occupational Therapy

7 Diploma in Building Engineering

38 Diploma in Orthopedic Technology

8 Diploma in Computer Science / Information Technology

39 Diploma in Anesthesia

9 Diploma in Ginning Engineering

40 Diploma in Palliative Care

10 Diploma in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning

41 Diploma in Pharmacy

11 Diploma in Telecommunications Engineering

42 Diploma in Health Tutors

12 Diploma in Water Engineering

43 Diploma in Clinical Psychiatry / Mental Health

13 Diploma in Automobile Engineering

44 Diploma in Ophthalmology

14 Diploma in Architecture

45 Diploma in Physiotherapy

15 Diploma in Computer Engineering

46 Diploma in Community HIV/AIDS Care

16 Diploma in Biomedical Engineering

47 Diploma in Science Laboratory Technology

17 Diploma in Electrical and Electronics Engineering

48 Diploma in Health Insurance Management

18 Diploma in Textile Design and Technology

49 Diploma in Paediatrics

19 Diploma in Civil Engineering Surveying / Land Surveying

50 Diploma in Occupational Therapy

20 Diploma in Land management and evaluation

51 Diploma in Clinical Medicine

21 Diploma in Cartography

52 Diploma in Environmental Health Science

22 Diploma in Physical Planning

53 Diploma in Dental Technology

23 Diploma in Metrology

54 Diploma in Public Health Dentistry

24 Diploma In Animal Production And Management

55 Diploma in Clinical & Community Nutrition

25 Diploma In Agricultural Engineering

56 Diploma in Audiology

26 Diploma in Food Processing Technology

57 Diploma in Medical Entomology

27 Diploma in Sustainable Agriculture

58 Diploma in Nursing / Comprehensive Nursing

28 Diploma In Crop Production And Management

59 Diploma in Midwifery

29 Advanced Diploma in Health Services Management

60 Diploma in Physical Education and Sports Management

30 Diploma In Pharmacy

61 Diploma in Education Secondary (Technological Studies)

31 Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology

62 Higher Diploma in Clinical Instruction Curriculum

Eligibility into the scheme


In line with the law that establishes the Scheme, the Board in approving the successful loan
applicants took into account the following
o An applicant must have proved to be a Ugandan.
o Admitted for an accredited course or programme of study
o Admitted in an accredited ( Chartered) institution of higher learning
o Applied for the loan
o The Board took into consideration regional balance, gender, social economic status and
equity in accordance with the Higher Education Students Financing Act of 2014. All
applicants were subjected to a uniform score card which considers proxy indicators to
arrive at the Lending decision. The various proxy indicators have been factored into ICT
software that awards the score. The loans therefore have been awarded to the most
deserving loan applicants who are the poorest among the applicants.

Loan Coverage 2015/16


The Loans awarded to students, shall cover Tuition, Functional Fees, Research Fees and Aids &
Appliances for Persons Living with Disabilities.
Notifying the Successful Applicants
All Successful Loan Applicants have been notified through their Mobile Telephones via the
Short Message Service (SMS), and the list is displayed on the HESFB website. The names shall
also appear in the major print media. The respective Universities and Other Tertiary
Institutions shall be informed as well.
Loan Disbursement
All Loan funds shall be disbursed directly to the respective Universities and Other Tertiary
Institutions. Its only the beneficiaries with special needs who will receive payments into their
individual accounts for funds necessary to cater for their Aids and Appliances.

Requirements for one to receive the Funding


As mentioned earlier that all funds shall be remitted directly to the Universities and the
successful applicants shall be required to report for studies to the respective Higher Learning
Institution. Each Student is required to enroll on the Credit Reference Bureau System (CRBS)
from any Commercial Bank. Each beneficiary is required to pay 1.0% of the total annual gross
loan amount which the Board shall remit to the University this academic year. Each Loan
Beneficiary is required to sign a Loan Agreement that shall be administered at the Institution.
Signing of Loan Agreement
Signing of the respective Loan Agreement Forms will commence on Monday September 21,
2015. This will take place at the Institutions of Higher Learning. The respective Institutions
shall be informed.
Loan Protection Fees
Every loan Beneficiary MUST pay 1% as Loan Protection Fee of the annual Approved Loan
Amount to the Higher Education Students Financing Board (HESFB) account at Centenary
Bank No. 3740300006.
Enrolment to the Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)
Each of the beneficiaries is required to enroll on the Credit Reference Bureau System (CRB)
from any Commercial Bank. This will enable the Board code the Loans.

Michael O. Wanyama
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR