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 tertiary education students financier in Tanzania

Our Mission

To sustainably manage issuance of tertiary education loans and grants to eligible Tanzanian students and loans collection by embracing innovations, skilled workforce and synergies

Strategic Pillars:

  1. Optimal Lending and Collections
  2. Business processes Reengineering and Automation
  3. Strategic Partnerships

Core Values:

  1. Accountability         -  We feel obliged to pursue excellence
  2. Customer-Centric   -  We recognize our customers and respond to their needs
  3. Teamwork               -  We work to achieve common goals
  4. Professionalism      -  We are qualified and passionate in delivering our services 
  5. Innovation               -  We embrace new technology to address challenges