Apply online for Education Loan

Public Sector and Private Sector bank of India has initiated to provide financial support as an Education Loan to needy students to pursue technical and professional courses. To provide “Education Loan” without any hassle and delay, all Indian Banks has simplified the process and have developed an “Online Application” to apply online for loan. However, some banks have not yet made Education Loan process online, in that case interested students will have to submit their filled application in their nearest bank’s branch.

Eligibility for Education Loan

  • Must be an Indian National
  • Must be over 18 years of age but within 30 years on the date of application
  • Secured admission to Professional/ Technical courses through Entrance Test/ Selection Process
  • The Scheme would be applicable only for studies in recognized technical and professional courses in India and abroad
  • The student should not have outstanding education loan from any other Institution
  • Branch nearest to the permanent residence of student will consider the loan.

Eligible Courses

Studies in India (Indicative list):

  • Graduation courses: BA, B.Com, B. Sc etc.
  • Post Graduation courses: Masters and Ph.d
  • Professional courses: Engineering, Medical, Agriculture, Veterinary, Law, Dental, Management, Computer etc
  • Computer certificate courses of reputed institutes accredited to Department of Electronics or institutes affiliated to university
  • Courses like ICWA, CA, CFA, etc
  • Courses conducted by IIM, IIT, IISc, XLRI, NIFT, NID and other Institutes set up by Central/State Government
  • Evening courses of approved institutes
  • Other courses leading to diploma/ degree, etc conducted by colleges/ universities approved by UGC/ Government/ AICTE/ AIBMS/ ICMR etc.
  • Courses offered by National Institutes and other reputed private institutions with prior approval of Head Office
  • Courses offered in India by reputed foreign universities with prior approval of Head Office


  1. Professional courses not approved by AICTE and conducted by Institutes not recognized by State Universities is outside the purview of the eligibility under the scheme
  2. Special scheme for students admitted to IITs, at concessional rate of interest

Studies abroad

  • Graduation: For job oriented professional/ technical courses offered by reputed universities
  • Post Graduation: MCA, MBA, MS etc.
  • Courses conducted by CIMA - London, CPA in USA, etc.
  • School Education/ Intermediate/ Graduation Courses/ Post Graduation Courses/ Professional Courses: Engineering/ Medical/ Agricultural/ Veterinary/ Dental/ Physiotherapy/ Nursing/ Law/ Management/ PGDRIM/ ICWA/CA/ CFA/ IIM/ IIT/IISC/XLRI/NIFT and other courses approved by State/ Central Government. All other courses leading to diploma/ degree etc., conducted by colleges/ universities approved by UGC/ Govt./ AICTE/ AIBMS/ ICMR etc., and offered by National Institutes and other reputed private institute

Maximum loan amount

Bank provides need based finance subject to repaying capacity of the parents/ students with a maximum of Rs. 10.00 laks
Loan limit for studies in India- Maximum Rs.10.00 lakh
Loan limit for studies abroad- Maximum Rs. 20.00 lakh.

Margin for loan

Upto Rs.04.00 Lakh : Nil
Above Rs. 04.00 : 5%

Security for loan

Upto Rs. 4 lakh : No security
Above Rs.4 lakh & upto Rs.7.5 lakh: Collateral security in the form of a suitable third party guarantee.
Above Rs.7.5 lakh: Collateral security of suitable value or at the discretion of the Bank, suitable third party guarantee along with the assignment of future income of the student for payment of installments


Note:The security can be in the form of land/ building/ Government Securities/ Public Sector Bonds/ NSC/ KVP/ LIP/ Banks Term Deposit etc, in the name of Student/ Parent/ Guardian/ Guarantor with suitable margin.

Mode of disbursement of loan

The loan amount should be released in proportion to the number of years, depending upon the progress of the student. The scholar should produce a certificate from the competent authority for successful completion of academic year for further releases.

Repayment of loan

Repayment holiday/Moratorium : Course period + 1 year or 6 months after getting job, whichever is earlier. The loan is to be repaid in 5-7 years after commencement of repayment. But, loan period is varying from bank to bank and it determined on the basis of course.

Processing fee

However, some banks does not charges processing fee for education loan whereas charging fees on actual.

Other conditions

  • Loan to be disbursed in stages as per requirement/ demand, directly to the Institution/ Vendors of books/equipments/instruments to the extent possible
  • Student to produce mark list of previous term/ semester before availing next installment,
  • Student / Parent to provide latest mailing address, in case of any change,
  • Student /Parent have to inform branch immediately on change of course /completion of studies/ termination of studies/ any refund of fees by college/ institution/ successful placement/ intention of job/ change of job etc.,

Branch for sanction for loan

Education loan is sanctioned by the branch nearest to the place of domicile of the borrower. However, if the student is seeking admission to an institute at a place other than the place of domicile/ residence of parent/ guardian and applicant desire to take loan at the place of educational institution, the loan can be considered by a branch at the place of educational institution, provided we have a branch at the place of domicile of the student/ parent/ guardian. The parent/ guardian and the guarantor (wherever applicable) along with student will visit the branch sanctioning/ disbursing the loan for completion of formalities and documentation.

Document required:

  • Completed application form
  • Mark sheet of last qualifying examination,
  • Proof of admission, schedule of expenses and duration of course,
  • Fee structure (Letter/Certificate from the College/University)
  • 2 Passport size photograph
  • Identity proof (Passport/ ID Card/ Voter ID Card/ PAN Card etc) of student/ parent/ guardian and guarantor (wherever applicable)
  • Proof of residence (Xerox copies of Ration Card or Voters Identity Card or Passport or Electricity or Telephone bill or any such document acceptable to the bank)
  • Details regarding the guarantor (where loan amount is more than Rs 4 lakhs)
  • Proof of income of the borrower/ guarantor
  • Parent's/Guardian's Co-obligation statement
  • Declaration/ affidavit stating that no Educational Loan is availed from any other bank by the applicant and his parent
  • Margin (Above Rs.4.00 lakhs): For studies in India: 5%, For studies abroad: 15%
  • Title deed of the property or other securities and other related papers etc. (in case loan amount is more than Rs 7.50 lakhs)
  • Collateral, wherever required (LIC policy (surrender value of which should be not less than the loan amount at the time of availing the loan) /Share certificates/Units of UTI etc. Valuation certificate from Bank's approved panel valuer and legal opinion from Bank's panel advocate in case of land/buildings).

Application submission process for education loan

All public sectors as well as private sector banks provides online facility to apply for education loan. Students/ Parents have choice to either apply through online mode or to submit filled application in nearest bank. After applying online for education loan, concerned student can also check the status of their application online.

Click on bank name to apply online for Education Loan:

Allahabad Bank Andhra Bank Axis Bank
Bank of Baroda Bank of India Bank of Maharashtra
Canara Bank Central Bank of India Corporation Bank
Dena Bank HDFC Bank IDBI Bank
Indian Bank Indian Overseas Bank Jammu & Kashmir Bank
Oriental Bank of Commerce Punjab & Sind Bank Punjab National Bank
State Bank of Hyderabad State Bank of India State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur
State Bank of Travancore State Bank of Mysore State Bank of Patiala
Syndicate Bank Union Bank United Bank of India
UCO Bank Vijaya Bank

Note:: Loan amount depends on duration of course and institution and it varies from bank to bank and course to course. Also, rate of interest, processing fee, repayment of loan, margin and security for loan depends on individual bank’s policy.

Click here to know about Quantum of loan, margin, security and repayment policy of different banks.