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  • Mwl. Julius K. Nyerere
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Higher Education Student's Loan Board - HESLB

Ease of Access

The Higher Education Students’ Loans Board (HESLB) has streamlined the loan application process through the use of the Online Loan Application and Management System (OLAS). The web based system is for higher education loan applicants.


  • The Form Four Index/Examination number including the year that you sat for the examination EXACTLY as it appears on the certificate
  • Guarantor details such as full name, identification, postal address, mobile phone and e-mail
  • The payment Transaction ID is required


  • Visit the Online Loan Application and Management System 
  • Read the Guidelines for issuance of Loans
  • Pay the Loan application fee via mobile payment systems
  • Do self registration with OLAS
  • Fill in the Online application form
  • Print the completed Application Package
  • Attach the relevant documents to your application
  • Take your application package for attestation with a magistrate or public notary/Advocate and Local Government Authorities
  • Send the completed application package by EMS to HESLB


  • Any person who, while filling a loan application form, knowingly makes a false statement whether orally, in writing or online relating to any matter affecting the request for a loan shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable to a fine of not less than Tanzania shillings one million five hundred thousand (Tzs 1,500,000) or to imprisonment for a term of not more than six months or both (Section 23 (1) of the HESLB Act No 9 of 2004 as amended).
  • Where it is discovered that the loan was granted due to false information furnished
    by the loanee, the Board shall cancel the loan and subject the loanee to prosecution

  • Applicants are advised to keep the EMS receipts and copy of the completed
    application package for future reference and follow up.

Source: Government Portal Content Team, Last Reviewed on: 29-10-2018
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