How to Apply for Helb Post graduate (Masters & PHD) Jielimishe Loans


    Did you know that HELB awards partial scholarships to Kenyans pursuing postgraduate programmes both Masters & PHD in local Public or Private Universities recognized by CUE (the Commission for University Education) [CUE]. This scholarship award is given up to Kshs 200,000 and Ksh 450,000 for Masters and PhD programmes respectively, this scholarship is tenable for 2 years in respect of the Master’s Programme and 3 years in respect to PhD.


    1. A letter of Admission into Postgraduate University program full time or part time.
    2. Minimum score of undergraduate qualification of Second-Class Honours, Upper Division.
    3. Reporting for your First year of study

    Point to note

    1) Students/applicants undertaking Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, Innovation and Fisheries and any courses which will directly contribute to the “Big Four Agenda” are given preference.

    2) In the case where the applicant is a previous or current HELB loan beneficiary, he/she applicant MUST be repaying his/her loan or having cleared the loan.

    The HELB Postgraduate Scholarship application form is accessible from the Student Portal upon registration.

    This is how to apply

    1. Applicant to register and duly complete Application for the post graduate program. The application form is accessible through the Helb Student Portal.
    2. After completing the required application process and details, submit the duly completed application then download and print the post graduate scholarship application.(PGSA)
    3. Proceed to have the post graduate scholarship application form duly signed and stamped by the relevant authorities and attach all the necessary documents as indicated in the checklist.
    4. Scan the filled post graduate scholarship application form and all the attachments in PDF format as one document.
    5. Send the scanned PDF copy to

    Point to note

    1) Applicants from marginalized regions are highly encouraged to apply.

    2) Geographical location and gender are among the things considered during the Scholarship Award.

    3) A non-refundable application fee of Kshs.3, 000 paid via MPESA is applicable to all applicants Click on the payment tab on the portal to make payment.


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