GUIDELINES AND CRITERIA FOR ISSUANCE OF STUDENT LOANS FOR 2011/2012 ACADEMIC YEAR
1.0. ELIGIBILITY FOR LOANS FOR 2011/2012 ACADEMIC YEAR
Eligible student for loans in 2011/2012 academic year must meet the following conditions (for First
Degree and Higher/Advanced Diploma students):-
1.1. Be a Tanzanian (as defined by HESLB Act No. 9 of 2004 as amended)
1.2. Must have applied for a loan through the Online Loan Application System (OLAS).
1.3. Has been admitted into a accredited Higher Learning Institution as a candidate for a First
Degree or Higher Diploma on full time basis.
1.4. A continuing student who has passed the examinations necessary to enable him to advance to
the next year or stage of study.
1.5. A person who is not fully funded by other organizations or sources.
1.6. First time applicants who are direct from form six.
1.7. First time applicants holding an Ordinary Diploma (Equivalent Qualifications) admitted into
Health Sciences, Education (science) and Education (Mathematics) programme only. 1.8. All other candidates admitted into programmes other than Health Sciences, Education
(Mathematics) and Education (Sciences) on the basis of equivalent qualifications shall not be
eligible for loans, with effect from 2011/2012 academic year.
1.9. Given the high demand for student loans viz a viz a limited budget, priority shall be given to
applicants who will be admitted to pursue National Priority Programmes which for the time being
shall be the following:-
3.9.1 Education (through Means Testing)
3.9.2 Health Sciences (Doctor of Medicine, Dental Surgery, Veterinary
Medicine, Pharmacy and Nursing).
3.9.3 Engineering (through Means Testing)
3.9.4 Agricultural Sciences (through Means Testing)
3.9.5 Animal sciences (through Means Testing)
1.10. An Overseas student under bilateral agreements between the Government of the United
Republic of Tanzania and other Governments.
1.11. Students studying at the Open University of Tanzania for a maximum period of six (6) years.
(through Means Testing)
THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
HIGHER EDUCATION STUDENTS' LOANS BOARD