Financial Aid

Afya Elimu Fund – The Higher Education Loans Board

The Afya Elimu Fund is a partnership product of the USAID funded Human Resources for Health (HRH) Kenya Mechanism implemented by IntraHealth International Inc., the Higher Education Loans Board (HELB), Ministry of Health, and the private sector and county governments. The Fund offers affordable loans to needy students pursuing pre-service medical training at mid-level (i.e. diploma & certificate level only).


Kenyan students enrolled in courses approved by the Medical Training Colleges and applying for the loan for the first time.

The application form is only accessible through the HELB student portal on

For queries, please contact:

HELB Contact Centre

Tel: +254 711 052 000


Constituency Development Fund (CDF) / County Bursary

The Higher Education Bursary application form is obtained at your local county offices.

This process should be self –initiated by the student at the county level, CDF Offices.

For information contact your county CDF offices.