The Higher Education Loans Board (Helb) provides prospective students and graduates with loans, scholarships, and bursaries for their education in Kenya.
These loans are for students pursuing their studies in Public or Chartered Private Universities within the East African Community, placed either through the Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS), Self-sponsored, Parallel and Module II Students studying for a Bachelor’s Degree only.
Pre-University, Certificate, Diploma, or Postgraduate students are not eligible to apply for this loan. The loan attracts an interest of 4% and Ksh1,000/= ledger fee per year. Students are advised to apply for the loan at least one month before the opening date to allow ample time for processing.
For you to qualify you should be;
Kenyan students pursuing Certificate, Diploma, and Higher National Diploma courses in select Public Universities, select University Colleges, Public National Polytechnics, and approved TVET Colleges under the Ministry of Education are eligible for this loan and bursary.
The loan attracts an interest rate of 4% and a ledger fee of Ksh1,000/= per year.
HELB offers Jielimishe Loan to employed students pursuing Professional Courses, Higher National Diploma, Bachelors, Postgraduate-Diploma, Masters or Ph.D. degrees in Kenya. The loans are awarded per year and paid directly to the approved institutions of higher learning.
To qualify for this loan, you should be an employee in:
This is a facility specifically for Civil Servants in National Government, County Governments, and National Police Service. This loan is offered in collaboration with The Ministry of Public Service.
The amount awarded is between Ksh30,000/= and Ksh500,000/= at a competitive low-interest rate of 4% per year, with a prolonged repayment period of up to 72 months (6 years) through check-off.
The courses covered include examinable short courses of at least three (3) months and Postgraduate studies (Masters and Ph.D.). The loan is used to finance Tuition, Library, Computer, and Research, and Examination fee.
To qualify for this loan, you should be a;
This loan product from HELB offers loans of up to Ksh500,000/= at a competitive interest rate of 4% per year.
To qualify for this loan product, you should be;
HELB awards partial scholarships to Kenyans pursuing postgraduate programs (Masters or Ph.D.) in local Public or Private Universities recognized by the Commission for University Education [CUE].
The value of the scholarship award is Ksh200,000/= and Ksh450,000/= for Masters and Ph.D. programs respectively, tenable for 2 years in respect of the Master’s Programme and 3 years for the Ph.D.
To qualify for this postgraduate scholarship you should;