About Visa Oshwal

  • The Visa Oshwal scholarship is a partnership between HELB & Visa Oshwal
  • The scholarship funds twenty(20) students per year for total tenure of study.
  • Only government sponsored students have access to the scholarship.
  • The scholarship is up to a maximum of 100,000 per annum

Application Requirements

  • Be a Kenyan citizen with a residential status in Kenya;
  • Have sat for the KCSE or equivalent level not more than one year prior to the application;
  • Have obtained a mean grade of B+ or above, with at least B plain in English and Mathematics.
  • Demonstrate need for financial aid;
  • Demonstrate leadership qualities, community service/spirit, concern for others, talent, concern.
  • Provide reference letters from two referees, one of whom must be the secondary school head teacher.
  • Provide a hand-written personal statement of at least 300 words giving reasons why you deserve the scholarship.


  • Show proof of placement at a university before the scholarship is awarded
  • Expected to provide academic progress reports and reference letters from the university on a yearly basis to maintain funding for the ongoing period of study.
  • The scholarship is paid directly by the funder to student and applicant.

This scholarship finances the following courses

  • Business Studies and Management
  • Fine Arts
  • Political Science
  • Law
  • Architecture
  • Information systems and technology
  • Environmental Studies
  • Agriculture
  • Economics
  • Pharmacy
  • Nursing
  • Engineering

How to apply

  • Applicants should access Visa Oshwal Scholarship
  • Application Form [LAF] from the HELB website
  • Print TWO copies of the duly filled Loan Application Form.
  • Have the printed form appropriately filled, signed and stamped by the relevant authorities and referees.
  • Sign the form and attach all the necessary documents as indicated in the checklist appearing on
  • the last page of the LAF.
  • Present the one copy of the LAF to HELB. Retain one copy of the duly filled LAF.

Click here to apply!