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Higher Education Students Loans Board (HESLB) Instructions for Form Six Graduands: Preparing for Loan Application

Get ready to secure your future! Higher Education Students Loans Board (HESLB) in Tanzania provides essential instructions for form six graduands on loan application preparations. Follow these guidelines to ensure a smooth application process. Investing in the future has never been easier!


Congratulations, Form Six Graduand! You are about to embark on an exciting journey of higher education, and the Higher Education Students Loans Board (HESLB) in Tanzania is here to support you in achieving your dreams. As you prepare for the next phase of your academic journey, it’s essential to familiarize yourself with the instructions provided by HESLB for a seamless loan application process.

1. Open a Bank Account:

Ensure that you have a bank account in your name, matching the names on your Form Four certificate. Choose a bank of your preference and open an account to facilitate loan disbursements and financial transactions.

2. Register a Valid Phone Number:

It is advisable to have a registered phone number under your name. This ensures effective communication between you and HESLB regarding loan application updates, disbursements, and any other essential information.

3. Read the ‘Loan Application Guide 2023-2024’:

Stay informed about the loan application process by reading the ‘Loan Application Guide 2023-2024,’ which will be available on the official HESLB website ( from the first week of July 2023. This comprehensive guide provides detailed instructions and valuable insights to aid you in preparing a successful loan application.

4. Verify Your Birth Certificate:

Follow the guidelines provided by the Registration Insolvency and Trusteeship Agency (RITA) for mainland Tanzania or the Zanzibar Civil Status Registration Agency (ZCSRA) to verify your birth certificate. This step ensures that your personal details are accurate and up to date.

5. Prepare a Guarantor’s Identification:

Gather a copy of your guarantor’s identification document. The following are acceptable forms of identification:

National ID (NIDA)

– Voter’s Card

– Driver’s License

– Passport

– Resident ID for Zanzibar citizens

Ensure that both you and your guarantor have prepared recent color ‘passport size’ photos.

6. Obtain your National ID (NIDA) if possible:

While it is not mandatory to have a National ID (NIDA) at present, it is recommended that you acquire one. However, not having a National ID will not hinder your loan application. Sufficient time will be provided for loan applications, allowing you to complete the necessary steps.

7. Stay Updated:

Make sure to stay informed and regularly check for updates regarding the loan application process. Once the ‘Loan Application Guide‘ is released, read it thoroughly to understand the requirements, deadlines, and any additional information relevant to your application.



Higher Education Students Loans Board (HESLB) is committed to investing in the future of Tanzania by providing financial support to deserving students. As a form six graduand, it is crucial to follow the instructions outlined by HESLB to ensure a smooth loan application process. From opening a bank account to verifying your identification documents, each step plays a vital role in securing your financial assistance.

Stay proactive, stay informed, and prepare yourself for an incredible academic journey supported by HESLB. Investing in the future has never been easier!

Good Luck!


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