All You Need to Know About Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)

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You might have been hearing of or conversant with the word ‘Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)’. Maybe you heard from the school, media, news, etc., but you don’t have a definite clue about it. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.

We’ll let you know all about the Kenya Higher Education Loans Board (HELB).


Higher Education Loans Board (HELB) is a Kenya state agency/organization that grants loans, bursaries and scholarships for training at public institutions, which are recognized by the Ministry of Education of Kenya.

The history of the Higher Education Loans Board dates back to 1952 when the then colonial government awarded loans under the then Higher Education Loans Fund [HELF] to Kenyans pursuing university education in universities outside East Africa notably Britain, the USA, the former USSR, India and South Africa. Students who were pursuing university education in universities outside East Africa and were not on scholarships were advanced loans by the then government against securities such as Land Title Deeds, Insurance policies and Written Guarantees.

HELB’s Vision;
“​ To be the preferred financier of Kenyans pursuing higher education.”​

HELB’s Mission;
“To provide affordable loans, bursaries and scholarships to Kenyans pursuing higher education”.

HELB’s Core Values
TRANSPARENCY: We are committed to serving our clients with transparency and integrity.
FAIRNESS: We strive to exercise fairness in our service delivery.
COURTESY: We endeavour to be courteous at all times
COMPETENCE: Our services are provided with the utmost competence.
TEAMWORK: Appreciation, Communication and Teamwork are central in all our activities.

Visit HELB’s official website to get details on how to request a loan, scholarships, repay loans, etc.

You can download HELB’s Mobile App (from Google PlayStore) HERE.

Apply for HELB loan today and enjoy your schooling!!!


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