GRZ Student Loans for the 2020/2021 Academic Year at the Copperbelt University

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 2020/2021 Academic Year at the Copperbelt University.


Applicants should be:

(i) Zambians with Green National Registration Cards (NRC)

(ii) School leavers admitted to the Copperbelt University

(iii) School leavers who completed Grade 12 in 2016, 2017 and 2018

(iv) 24 years old or below by December, 2020

Applications should be addressed and posted to:

The Chief Executive Officer

Higher Education Loans & Scholarships Board

P.O. Box 50464



Applicants should submit the following:

a) An application letter responding to the advertisement;

b) A photocopy of University Admission Letter from the Copperbelt 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 obtained from the Higher Education Loans and Scholarships Board, Lusaka or Kitwe offices or any National Savings and Credit Bank (NAT SAVE) Branch across the country.

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 guarantee the applicant a GRZ student loan. Applicants are, however, advised to submit any documents that support their application.

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 United Church House, 2nd Floor, Plot 8 Mosi-oa-Tunya Road, Woodlands, Lusaka or the Higher Education Loans and Scholarships Board offices situated at C4 Copperbelt University, Riverside Campus, Kitwe or any NATSAVE Branch across the country.

Rural and female students and students living with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.

Closing date: Friday 23rd October, 2020

For any clarification, contact us on telephone:

+260 211250726

+260 968058811

Floyd K. Ndabulula (Mr)

Acting Chief Executive Officer


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