Currently, all students are required to go online for their HELB Application Exercise. The links below will help the students navigate around the HELB Application Portal and find any information concerning HELB loan
These loans are for students joining public or private universities within the East African Community directly from high school either through the KUCCPS or as self-sponsored.
Amounts awarded range between 35,000 minimum and 60,000 maximum based on the level of need.
The loan attracts the interest of 4% p.a and the students are required to repay their loans on completion of their studies.
Students are advised to apply at least one month before the opening date to allow ample time for processing and remittance. The application period is January through July every year.
Management of HELB loans
Students are advised that the loans should be used mainly for:
- Books and stationery,
- Accommodation and subsistence
Students are advised to desist from diverting the funds to leisure or other family obligations.
HELB Application Forms for first time Applicants
All HELB Loan applications for first-time students are done online from this online form found HERE
Loan Application Forms for subsequent continuing students
All HELB Loan applications for subsequent continuing students are done online from this online form found HERE
Loan Application Forms for self-sponsored students
All HELB Loan application for self sponsored students are done online from this online form found HERE
HELB Portal account Login
- Visit our website www.helb.co.ke
- Click on “Apply for a Loan”
- Click “Register Here” to register your credentials (First Name, Middle Name, Last Name, *ID Number, *Valid Email Address, Password) and Click “Sign Up”
- An *Activation Link is immediately sent to your personal email address.
- Login to your personal email address to access the HELB Portal *activation link and click on it.
- Login to the HELB Portal from the activation link
- Update Personal and Residence Details and Click “Save”
- Choose Appropriate Loan Product to Apply
Watch this video tutorial of HELB Loan Application via the Student Portal
HELB Bursary Application Forms
Click on THIS LINK to access the HELB Bursary Application forms.
Tvet Loan and Bursary Application Form
The Higher Education Loans Board awards loans and bursaries to students pursuing Diploma and Certificate courses in Public Universities, Colleges and Public National polytechnics in Kenya
Students pursuing Diploma and Certificate courses in Public universities, university colleges, public national polytechnics and Institutes of Technology and Technical Training institutes country-wide are eligible for this loan and bursary.
Orphans, single parent students and others who come from poor backgrounds will be given priority for the loans and or bursaries. The application period is January to April every year.
To apply for HELB TVET Loan and Bursary Click HERE
HELB Afya Elimu Fund Loans – FUNZO Loans
The Higher Education Loans Board – HELB, entered into partnership with Intra Health Kenya with a view to enhancing access and equity to higher education specifically to health workers by way of granting them loans and scholarships.
The Loans and scholarships target those already within the health sector workforce as well as those directly enrolled into approved institutions mandated in the training of health workers. The objectives of the program are:
- To increase the production of new health workers in Kenya.
- Promote quality and efficiency in the delivery of health care.
- To increase the pool of experts in different and specialized health fields.
- Motivate and improve retention of health workers.
For HELB Afya Elimu Fund Loans conditions Click HERE
Training Revolving Fund – TRF
HELB Training Revolving Fund was introduced as part of the efforts by the Government of Kenya to assist Public Servants access funds at subsidized interest rates for training in order to enhance knowledge and skills considered critical for performance improvement and achievement of National development goals.
The product is administered by Higher Education Loans Board in partnership with the Ministry of State for Public Service and was introduced in the year 2011/2012.
For HELB Training Revolving Fund Loan conditions Click HERE