How To Apply For HELB TVET Loan

Students in Kenya pursuing Certificate, Diploma and Higher National Diploma courses at approved TVET institutions are eligible to apply for a HELB loan. HELB (Higher Education Loans Board) is a state-owned corporation that provides affordable loans, bursaries, and scholarships to students pursuing higher education in recognized Kenyan institutions.

TVET institutions in Kenya include National Polytechnics, Technical Training Institutes (TTIs), Technical Training Colleges. (TTCs), and Vocational Training Centers (VCTs). A HELB TVET loan attracts an interest rate of 4% and ledger fees of Kshs. 1,000 per year.

How To Apply For HELB TVET Loan as a First Time Applicant

1. Visit the HELB website (www.helb.co.ke ) to access the Student Portal and click on “create an account” to register.

2. Once the account has been created, log in and select the appropriate TVET First Time Loan Application Form [TLAF].

3. Access and fill the loan application form.

4. Print TWO copies of the duly filled TVET Loan Application Form

5. Have the forms appropriately filled, signed, and stamped by the relevant authorities.

6. Attach all the documents as per the checklist and present one copy of the duly filled Loan Application form at the nearest Huduma centre or at the HELB Student Service Centre on Mezzanine 1, Anniversary Towers, University Way, Nairobi.

7. Retain a complete copy of the TVET Loan Application Form.

HELB TVET Loan Application Requirements 

1. A copy of the applicant’s admission letter from the institution

2. A copy of the applicant’s National Identification Card.

3. Applicant’s KCSE result slip or certificate

4. Copies of the parents’ National ID Cards or death certificate where the parent is deceased

5. Copies of both guarantors’ National ID Card

6. A copy of the applicant’s Bank ATM/Bankcard

7. One recent colored passport size photograph of the applicant.

HELB TVET Loan Repayment 

The repayment starts one year after completing your studies or within such a period as the Board decides to recall the loan, whichever is earlier. However, one can make voluntary payments before or after completing studies to reduce the loan balance. As highlighted earlier, the loan is charged 4% interest per annum and is repayable up to a maximum of 48 months.

How to Repay TVET  HELB Loan

We did a comprehensive article on how to repay your HELB loan here.

List of Approved TVET Institutions By HELB

Approved TVET Institutions Nearest Town 
1 Co-operative University of Kenya Karen
2 Dedan Kimathi University of Technology Nyeri
3 Machakos University Machakos
4 Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology Kakamega
5 Meru University of Science and Technology Meru
6 Murang’a University of Technology Murang’a
7 Technical University of Kenya Nairobi CBD
8 Technical University of Mombasa Tudor
Polytechnics
9 Eldoret National Polytechnic Eldoret
10 Kabete National Polytechnic Kabete
11 Kenya Coast National Polytechnic Kaloleni
12 Kenya Technical Trainers College Gigiri
13 Kisii National Polytechnic Kisii
14 Kisumu National Polytechnic Kisumu
15 Kitale National Polytechnic Kitale
16 Meru National Polytechnic Meru
17 North Eastern Province National Polytechnic (NEP) Garissa
18 Nyeri National Polytechnic Nyeri
19 Sigalagala National Polytechnic Sigalagala
Technical Institutes
20 Ahmed Shahame Mwidani Technical Training Institute Changamwe
21 Aldai Technical Training Institute Kobujoi
22 Bahati Institute of Business and Administration Studies Nakuru
23 Baringo Technical College Kabarnet
24 Belgut Technical and Vocational College Kericho
25 Bondo Technical Training Institute Bondo
26 Borabu Technical and Vocational College Nyansiongo
27 Bumbe Technical Training Institute Bwiri
28 Bungoma North Technical and Vocational College Kimilili
29 Bunyala Technical and Vocational College Port Victoria
30 Bureti Technical Training Institute Sotik
31 Bushiangala Technical Training Institute Bushiangala
32 Butere Technical and Vocational College Butere
33 Chamasiri Technical and Vocational College Malakisi
34 Chepsirei Technical and Vocational College Kimwarer
35 Chuka Technical and Vocational College Chuka
36 David M. Wambuli Technical and Vocational College Kakalia
37 Dr. Daniel Wako Murende Technical and Vocational College Matayos
38 Ebukanga Technical and Vocational College Luanda
39 Ekerubo Gietai Technical Training Institute Ikonge
40 Eldama Ravine Technical and Vocational College Eldama Ravine
41 Emining Technical Training Institute Mogotio
42 Emsos Technical and Vocational College Mosoriot
43 Endebess Technical Training Institute Endebess
44 Gatanga Technical and Vocational College Gatanga
45 Gatundu South Technical and Vocational College Ngenda
46 Gitwebe Technical Training Institute Magwagwa
47 Godoma Technical Training Institute Vitengeni
48 Jeremiah Nyaga Technical Training Institute Kiritiri
49 Kaelo Technical and Vocational College Laare
50 Kaiboi Technical Training Institute Mosoriot
51 Kajiado West Technical and Vocational College Ngong
52 Kamukunji Technical and Vocational College Eastleigh
53 Kapcherop Technical and Vocational College Kapcherop
54 Karen Technical Training Institute for the Deaf Karen
55 Karumo Technical Training Institute Kianjai
56 Kasarani Technical and Vocational College Kamulu
57 Katine Technical Training Institute Tala
58 Kendege Technical and Vocational College Kehancha
59 Kericho Township Technical and Vocational College Kericho
60 Keroka Technical Training Institute Keroka
61 Kieni Technical and Vocational College Ndathi
62 Kiirua Technical Training Institute Kiirua
63 Kimasian Technical and Vocational College Londiani
64 Kiminini Technical and Vocational College Kiminini
65 Kinangop Technical and Vocational College Githioro
66 Kipipiri Technical and Vocational College Mawingu Town
67 Kipkabus Technical and Vocational College Kipkabus
68 Kipsinende Technical and Vocational College Fort-Ternan
69 Kipsoen Technical and Vocational College Chepkinoiyo
70 Kiptaragon Technical and Vocational College Olenguruone
71 Kisiwa Technical Training Institute Kabuchai
72 Kongoni Technical and Vocational College Matunda
73 Konoin Technical Training Institute Koiwa
74 Koshin Technical Training Institute Eldoret
75 Laikipia East Technical and Vocational College Marina Center
76 Laikipia North Technical and Vocational College Mowuarak Market
77 Laisamis Technical and Vocational College Laisamis
78 Lari Technical and Vocational College Githirioni
79 Lodwar Technical and Vocational College Lodwar
80 Maasai Mara Technical and Vocational College Narok
81 Mabera Technical and Vocational College Isebania
82 Machakos Technical Training Institute for the Blind Machakos
83 Masai Technical Training Institute Kajiado
84 Masinga Technical and Vocational College Masinga
85 Mathenge Technical Training Institute Othaya
86 Mathioya Technical and Vocational College Kiria-ini
87 Mathira Technical and Vocational College Mathira
88 Matili Technical Training Institute Kimilili
89 Mawego Technical Training Institute Oyugis
90 Michuki Technical Training Institute Kangema
91 Mitunguu Technical Training Institute Mitunguu
92 Moiben Technical and Vocational College Moiben
93 Mukiria Technical Training Institute Nkubu
94 Mukurwe-ini Technical Training Institute Gikondi
95 Mumias West Technical and Vocational College Mumias
96 Muraga Technical Training Institute Chuka
97 Musakasa Technical Training Institute Bungoma
98 Nachu Technical and Vocational College Kikuyu
99 Nairobi Technical Training Institute Ngara
100 Naivasaha Technical and Vocational College Naivasha
101 Narok West Technical Training Institute Narok
102 Ndia Technical and Vocational College Sagana
103 Ngong Technical and Vocational College Ngong
104 Nkabune Technical Training Institute Meru
105 Nuu Technical and Vocational College Mwingi
106 Nyakach Technical and Vocational College Nyabondo
107 Okame Technical and Vocational College Busia
108 Ol’lessos Technical Training Institute Ol’lessos
109 Omuga Technical and Vocational College Kadongo
110 PC Kinyanjui Technical Training Institute Riruta Satellite
111 Rangwe Technical and Vocational College Kadel
112 Riragia Technical and Vocational College Kegogi
113 Rift Valley Technical Training Institute Eldoret
114 Runyenjes Technical and Vocational College Runyenjes
115 Sabatia Technical and Vocational College Sabatia
116 Shamberere Technical Training Institute Shamberere
117 Samburu Technical and Vocational College Archers Post
118 Seme Technical and Vocational College Kombewa
119 Siala Technical Training Institute Rongo
120 Sikri Technical and Vocational College for the Deaf and Blind Oyugis
121 Sot Technical Training Institute Merigi
122 Sotik Technical Training Institute Sotik
123 St. Josephs Technical Institute for the Deaf-Nyangoma Nyang’oma
124 Taveta Technical and Vocational College Taveta
125 Tetu Technical and Vocational College Kagwathi
126 Tigania East Technical and Vocational College Mikinduri
127 Tharaka Technical and Vocational College Marimanti
128 Thika Technical Training Institute Thika
129 Tindiret Technical and Vocational College Sigoria
130 Tseikuru Technical Training Institute Tseikuru
131 Turbo Technical and Vocational College Turbo
132 Ugenya Technical and Vocational College Sega
133 Ugunja Technical and Vocational College Ugunja
134 Wanga Technical and Vocational College Shianda
135 Webuye West Technical and Vocational College Webuye
136 Weru Technical and Vocational College Malindi
137 Wote Technical Training Institute Wote
138 Ziwa Technical Training Institute Ziwa
139 Coast Institue of Technology Voi
140 Friends College Kaimosi Kaimosi
141 Kiambu Institute of Science and Technology Ruaka
142 Nyandarua Institute of Science and Technology Nyahururu
143 Ramogi Institute of Advanced Technology Riat Hills
144 Rift Valley Institute of Science and Technology Nakuru
145 Sang’alo Institute of Science and Technology Bungoma
146 Siaya Institute of Technology Siaya

HELB. Contacts

Head Office: Anniversary Towers, 19th Floor

Student Service Centre:  Mezzanine One (M1) Floor, Anniversary Towers
Operating Hours:
8.00am – 5.00pm
Service Offered:
Loan Disbursement Enquiries

Phone: 0711052000

Email: [email protected]

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