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Financing Opportunities For KIU Students


Kampala International University (KIU), Uganda’s leading private University in partnership with the Higher Education Students’ Financing Board (HESFB) is offering students loans to undergraduate students who wish to pursue their undergraduate Diploma and Undergraduate Programmes at KIU, Uganda’s leading private University.

Kampala International University (KIU) is a chartered private university in Uganda and a member of the Inter-University Council of East Africa, Association of African Universities, and Commonwealth Universities. KIU founded in August 2001 is well known for its focus on innovation, creativity, and academic excellence.  Academic Programmes are offered at its Main Campus in Kampala located along Kansanga Ggaba Road and/or its Western Campus (School of Health Sciences) in Ishaka - Bushenyi.

To apply for an education loan from the Higher Education Students’ Financing Board, please see the details below!



  1. An applicant shall be considered for funding on the condition that they have an admission to an accredited programme/course(s) from a chartered University or recognized Higher Education Institution.
  2. HESFB supports students pursuing undergraduate diplomas and undergraduate programmes.
  3. The scheme is meant for Ugandan students seeking financial assistance to pursue an accredited programme of Higher Education in an accredited Higher Education Institution recognized by the National Council for Higher Education.
  4. An applicant must demonstrate that they cannot afford the costs of higher education.
  5. The Board determines the Students' eligibility into the scheme and takes into consideration regional balance, gender, social-economic needs and equity.
  6. The Board retains the right to evaluate all loan applications and determine the number of beneficiaries.

 Note: This application is not a guarantee that the loan shall be approved.

View the list of eligible academic programmes


A loan covers the following:-

  1. Tuition fees
  2. Functional fees
  3. Research fees
  4. Aids and appliances for Persons With Disabilities (PWDs)

View the list of eligible academic programmes


Visit the KIU BURSARY OFFICE (Telephone numbers, 0787333622 and 0752800802) at the Main Campus on Kansanga Ggaba Road or apply directly online at

PS: Remember that a student has to first be admitted to KIU before they can be considered for the HESFB study loan.

Apply Now!!