HESLB for Masters ( Postgraduate Students )
Eligible students for loans for the 2017/2018 academic year, admitted to pursue Postgraduate Degree Programmes must fulfil the General Eligibility Criteria set in 3.2 above.
In addition to the General Eligibility Criteria, applicants must fulfil eligibility criteria specific to the Postgraduate applicants category which are:
(i)They must hold a first Degree or an Advanced Diploma, with a minimum of
Upper Second Class (for applicants pursuing Masters Degrees) or Master’s
Degree with minimum of Upper Second Class (for applicants pursuing PhD degrees);
(ii)They must be academic members of staff, admitted to pursue postgraduate studies on fulltime basis, at an accredited Higher Education Institution in Tanzania;
(iii)They must have been officially nominated by the employer, and obtained endorsement by the Vice Chancellors/Principal/Provosts/ of the respective institution;
(iv)They must have started to repay their previous loans at least for an unbroken period of twelve months, or a lump sum of the same instalments if he/she was previously a Students’ Loans Board’s beneficiary;
(v)The employer must have signed the Financing Agreement between the
Higher Education Students’ Loans Board and the Higher Education
13.1Postgraduate students admitted at the Nelson Mandela African Institute of Science and Technology (NM-AIST)
To strengthen national capacity in research, ICT and innovation, HESLB issues loans to students addmited to pursue Masters and PhD in Science related programmes courses at the Nelson Mandela African Institute of Science and Technology (NMAIST).
Eligible students for loans for 2017/2018 academic year, must fulfil General Eligibility Criteria set in 3.2 above.
In addition to the General Eligibility Criteria set in 3.2 above, applicants must fulfil eligibility specific to the postgraduate applicants in the NM-AISTcategory: –
(i)Must have been admitted at the Nelson Mandela African Institute of
Science and Technology (NM-AIST) to pursue Masters or PhD program in one of the under listed priority sectors:
•Mathematical & Computer Scienc Engineering,
•Information and Communication Science Engineering.
•Materials, Energy, Water and Environmental Sciences.
(ii)Must have been employees in Public Institutions and worked for a minimum of two (2) years;
(iii)Must be guaranteed by their employers with respect to repayment of the loans;
(iv)Must have started to repay their previous loans at least for an unbroken period of twelve months, or a lump sum of twelve instalments, if they were previously Higher Education Students’ Loans Board’s beneficiaries.;
(v)Repayment for NM-AIST postgraduate students’ loans shall start to repay immediately upon completion of the first year of study by monthly instalments deducted by employers from beneficiary’s salary and remitted to the Board.
13.2Postgraduate students admitted at Law School of Tanzania (LASCOT) Students
Law School students who are eligible for loans in the 2017/2018 academic year must meet the following conditions:
Must fulfil the General Eligibility Criteria set in Section 3.2 above.
In addition to the General Eligibility Criteria set in Section 3.2 above, applicants must fulfil eligibility criteria specific to the Postgraduate applicants at Law School of Tanzania (LASCOT) which are: –
(i)Must have graduated LLB Degree not more than three years back (i.e. from 2014 to 2016);
(ii)Loans will be issued ONLY to the NEEDY Applicants based on Means Test Results;
(iii)In case the applicant is a previous loans beneficiary whose loan has matured, he/she must have paid all due instalments.
Loans for Law School students may be issued to cover either partially or fully, the following items:
(i)Books and Stationery expense;
13.3Applicable rates for Postgraduate Students
13.3.1Meals and Accommodation
The Board may provide loans for Meals and Accommodation at the rate of Tzs10,000 per day while on campus for theoretical instructions or in field for data collection.
13.3.2Books and Stationery expenses
A maximum of Tzs 500,000.00 per annum for Books and Stationery may be granted to eligible students persuing Masters and PHD. A maximum of Tzs 200,000.00 per annum for Books may be granted to Postgraduate students admitted at Law School of Tanzania.
HESLB may provide tuition fee loans at 100% rate based on the rates charged by the respective Higher Learning Institution. With exception of the Law School of Tanzania (LASCOT).
HESLB may provide loans at 100% rate for Research expenses in all fields , based on the rates applicable at HEI as may be endorsed from time to time . Applicable rates include a maximum of Tzs 2,000,000 per annual for Master Degree program and a maximum of Tzs 5,000,000 per annum for a Phd Degree programme.