GRZ Student Loans for the 2019/2020 Academic Year

HELSB – Higher Education Loans and Scholarships Board

Applications are invited from suitably qualified Zambians that meet the minimum requirements outlined here below to apply for undergraduate GRZ Student Loans for the 2019/2020 Academic Year at Kapasa Makasa University.


Applicants should be:

  1. Zambians with Green National Registration Cards (NRC)
  2. School leavers admitted to Kapasa Makasa University
  3. School leavers who completed Grade 12 in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018
  4. 24 years old or below by January, 2020

Applications should be addressed to:

The Director/CEO

Higher Education Loans & Scholarships Board

P.O. Box 50464



Applicants should submit the following:

1. To the Higher Education Loans and Scholarships Board:

a) An application letter responding to the advertisement;

b) A photocopy of University Admission Letter from Kapasa Makasa University;

c) A photocopy of Grade 12 Statement of Results or Certificate;

d) A photocopy of the candidate’s NRC and Parent’s/Guardian’s NRC;

e) Two (2) recent passport size photos of the candidate;

f) An application form obtainedd from the Higher Education Loans and Scholarships Board, Lusaka or Kitwe offices. Rural students need not include this form but will be expected to complete one at the time of registration;

2. To the Social Welfare Office

a) A photocopy of an application letter or Student Loan Application Form;

b) A photocopy of University Admission Letter;

c) A photocopy of Grade 12 Statement of Results or Certificates;

d) A photocopy of the candidate’s NRC and Parent’s/Guardian’s NRC;

e) 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 according to the level of support required. Applicants should, therefore, indicate in their application the level of the loan required. However, the Higher Education Loans and Scholarships Board reserves the right to determine the actual level of the loan. Loans are awarded according to the Board’s financial capacity and, therefore, admission into the University does not necessarily guarantcc thc applicant a GRZ student loan. Applicants arc, howcvcr, advised to submit any documents that support their vulnerability.

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

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

Rural and female students and students with disability are especially encouraged to apply.

Closing date: Friday 26th July, 2019

For any clarification, contact us on telephone: +260 – 211-250726, +260957090792, +260968058811

Higher Education Loans and Scholarships Board Zambia

HELSB – Zambia

Higher Education Loans and Scholarships Board


Ireen N. Chirwa (Mrs)

Director /CEO


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45 thoughts on “GRZ Student Loans for the 2019/2020 Academic Year”

  1. I just got my admission letter for kapasa makasa second selection is there any possibility that I can apply for a student loan

  2. I hv just completed my grade twelve and I have done well and I have no one to support me of which I really want to go to school please how can I get a chance through this loan please?

  3. Why have you left all the students who applied for the Loans in Geomatic Engineering under the school of Mine and Minerals??? Your response will be highly appreciated.

  4. When will be the names of the successful applicants of student loans for 2019/2020 academic year be published for UNZA?

  5. I really need help how i wish you can help me feather my studies,i have only completed my grade12 in 2015 and am still home up to now

  6. AM MWILA DONALD from northern province (CHILUBI island) am a Zambian citizen,20years old,,I completed my grade 12 in 2018 and I passed in 5 “0” levels but I don’t have somebody to send me to the college,,, I need your help,,,both my parents have died.. I will be appreciate if you consider my application,,,, yours faithfully, MWILA DONALD

  7. shadreck kunko is my name,a Zambian citizen,I’m applying for a school loan please consider me..I have no one to help me I’m at makeni college of health sciences,I’m a second year student,my parents are old they can’t make for me to complete my diploma program under clinical medicine..yours sincerely

  8. Iam really in need of loan of about k60,000 for my education please me am based in Kitwe.

  9. those at mulungushi university will have to wait until 2020 for the loans to be processed because they only have august intake

  10. There some people like me who wants this type of loans but we are already in orher institutions how are u helping on such case,or is it that only for people who are at the named University are the ones to be the beneficiaries of this wonderful opportunity?..

  11. Will levy Mwanawasa Medical University be consired for the GRZ student Loans 2019/2020 intake?
    Many of students accepted are vulnerable,so we ask the government through your respective office to put that issue into consideration..
    Thank you

  12. greetings ,am so much interested but did not apply to the university mentioned above, am a Lusaka resident.Thank you.

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