Higher Education Students' Loans Board

  • Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. P.O.Box 76068

  • General call +255 22 286 4643

  • Monday - Friday8:00am - 5:00pm

About us

Who we are

The Higher Education Students’ Loans Board (HESLB) is a body corporate established under Act No.9 of 2004 (as amended in 2007, 2014 and 2016) with the objective of assisting needy and eligible Tanzania students to access loans and grants for higher education. The main mandates of HESLB include:

  1. To assist, on a loan basis, needy students who secure admission in accredited higher learning institutions, but who have no economic power to pay for the costs of their education
  2. To collect due loans from loan beneficiaries and use it as revolving fund to sustain operations of the Board
  3. To create synergies through establishing strategic partnerships in student financing ecosystem

Our Vision

To become a reliable and sustainable higher education revolving fund

Our Mission

To manage loans and grants for needy Tanzanian students in higher and tertiary education

Strategic Pillars:

  1. Optimal lending and collections of loans
  2. Re-engineering of business processes
  3. Strategic Partnering

Core Values:

  1. Accountability                        -  We feel obliged to pursue excellence
  2. Commitment and Integrity       -  We are focused on serving with integrity
  3. Teamwork                              -  We collaborate to achieve common goals
  4. Equity                                   -  We value inclusiveness, fairness and justice
  5. Delivery                                 -  We strive to provide high quality services