The Higher Education Students Financing Board (HESFB) has released a list of applicants appeals that have been considered for support under the Student Loan Scheme for the Academic Year 2020/2021.
The board has revealed that out of the 5,592 applicants, 1,113 were selected for the sponsorship representing a success rate of 20% of the applications received 3,100 (55.4%) being male while 2,492 (44.5%) are female. 1,004 are undertaking undergraduate degree programs and 109 are for diplomas.
As provided for in Section 40 of the Higher Education Students Financing Act, 2014, 672 applicants appealed and after consideration of their Means Test Scores, 83 students have been considered on appeal of which 21 are female and 62 are male.
However, over 50 applicants withdrew from the scheme since they benefited from other Scholarship offers, which include the Government Merit Sponsorship, State House Scholarships, MasterCard Foundation Scholarships, and other Government of Uganda Scholarships.
The withdrawn students created a total of UShs 277,160,270, and partly the amount has been used to consider the appeals. This brings the total number of Successful applicants to the Students’ Loan Scheme for the AY2020/21 to 1,146. View the list https://hesfb.go.ug/sites/default/files/LIST%20OF%20SUCCESFUL%20APPEALS%27%20APPLICANTS%20TO%20THE%20STUDENTS%27%20LOAN%20SCHEME%20AY2020-21.pdf now.
The successful appellants are distributed in 18 institutions with 8 offering Diploma programs and 75 undergraduate degree programs. Kampala International University, Makerere University, Ndejje University, and Kyambogo University took the majority of the successful appellants.