The Higher Education Students’ Loans and Grants Board (HESLGB) wishes to announce the opening of the 2023/24 special loan application window for newly-selected first-year students from 24th July to 11th August 2023.

The special loan application opening follows the release of names of students who have been selected to begin their higher education at various public universities by the National Council for Higher Education (NCHE).

HESLGB stresses that loans are provided only to students who apply for the loans and are eligible. It is, therefore, essential that all needy students apply for loans if they want to be considered.


Eligible applicants are students who have proof that they are needy and have been selected to pursue accredited generic degree programs at an accredited institution.

Application Method and Submission of Application Forms

Application forms should be downloaded by clicking here.

Supporting Documents and Application Fee

All applicants must attach all relevant supporting documents to their application including:

  • Copy of the applicant’s National ID with correct and relevant names or an NRB form containing the system-generated sticker
  • Copy of the University/College admission letter or an extract of the press release bearing the student’s name
  • Parents/ Guardian National ID
  • Death certificate of parents if applicable
  • Deposit slip of MK 5,000.00 non-refundable processing fee (CASH) to be deposited into the following accounts:
    • Account Name:           Higher Education Loans and Grants Board

      Account Number:        1001932884,

      Bank Name:                  National Bank of Malawi,

      Branch:                         Capital City


      Account name:            HESLGB Loans,

      Account Number:       21942243,

      Bank Name:                  NBS Bank,

      Branch:                         Capital City

  • Duly completed forms with appropriate attachments should be sent to:
    • The Executive Director

      Higher Education Students’ Loans and Grants Board

      P.O Box B417

      Capital City



      Hand-delivered  to:

      Area 10, Off Phonongo Street, Capital City, Lilongwe

Closing Date

The closing date for receiving loan applications for newly-selected first-year students is 11th August 2023.

Applications submitted outside the application opening period, shall not be considered.

Contact: or  or call + 265 999970030/885908596 or send a WhatsApp message to +265 885890520 for more information.


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