GRZ Student Loans for the 2017/2018 Academic Year at the University of Zambia

MINISTRY OF HIGHER EDUCATION

HIGHER EDUCATION LOANS AND SCHOLARSHIPS BOARD

Applications are invited from suitably qualified Zambians that meet the minimum requirements outlined here below to contest for undergraduate GRZ Student Loans for the 2017/2018 Academic Year at the University of Zambia

ELIGIBILITY

Applicants should be:

  1. Zambians with Green National Registration Cards (NRC)
  2. School leavers admitted to the University of Zambia
    • School leavers who have completed Grade 12
  3. 24 years old or below by November 2017

NON-SCHOOL LEAVERS ARE NOT ELIGIBLE AND THEREFORE SHOULD NOT APPLY

Applications should be addressed to:

The Director
Higher Education Loans & Scholarships Board
Ministry of Higher Education
P.O. Box 50464
LUSAKA



METHOD OF APPLICATION

Applicants should submit the following to:

  1. Higher Education Loans and Scholarships Board:
  2. An application letter responding to the advert;
  3. A photocopy of University Provisional Admission Letter;
  4. A photocopy of Grade 12 Statement of Results or Certificate;
  5. A photocopy of the candidate’s NRC and Parent’s/Guardian’s NRC;
  6. Two (2) recent passport size photos of the candidate;
  7. An application form obtained from the Loans Board, Lusaka or Kitwe Rural students need not include this form but will be expected to complete one at the time of registration;
  8. Social Welfare interview slip
  9. Any other documents in support of their vulnerability.

Social Welfare Office

  1. A copy of an application letter or Student Loan Application Form;
  2. A photocopy of University Provisional Admission Letter;
  3. A photocopy of Grade 12 Statement of Results;
  4. A photocopy of the candidate’s NRC and Parent’s/Guardian’s NRC;
  5. Any other documents in support of their vulnerability;

Do not leave the original documents with the Social Welfare Office. Please note that the Social Welfare Office does not make applications for sponsorship on behalf of students.

The Loans are limited and scaled down as follows:  (a) 100%   (b) 75%   (c) 50%   (d) 25% of the total cost of tuition and accommodation.  Applicants should indicate in their application the level of the loan required.  However, the Loans Board reserves the right to determine the actual level of the loan. Loans are awarded according to the Loans Board’s financial capacity and, therefore, admission into the University does not necessarily guarantee the applicant a GRZ student loan.

Please note that only vulnerable Zambians need apply for 100% loan and are expected to attach all necessary documents in support of their vulnerability. Those applying for 100% are expected to request for a Social Welfare Recommendation Report from the Social Welfare office in their town of residence.

The student loan is not transferable from one University to another, therefore, students wishing to apply for the loan should be clear in their applications.

Applications by hand should be submitted to Room 23, Maxwell House Annex, Los Angeles Boulevard, Long acres, Lusaka or the Higher Education Loans and Scholarships Board offices situated at the Copperbelt University.

Rural and female students are especially encouraged to apply.



Closing date:  Friday 6th October 2017

For any clarification, contact us on telephone:  +260 – 211-250726, Lusaka.

Ireen Nayame Chirwa (Mrs)

Acting Director

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