How To Apply For NYSC Business Loan (2020)

If you are a Corps member or an ex Corps member, NYSC can be your lucky ticket to get a loan from Central Bank of Nigeria, through Heritage Bank, in partnership with Youth Innovative Entrepreneurship Development Programme (YIEDP). In this post, we will show you how to apply for NYSC business loan for Nigerian youths.

One of the reasons CBN gives loans to youths is to help them start a business to be self employed and also create employment opportunities for other people around them. See list of all government free interest loans open to youths.

According to YIEDP, a youth can apply for a loan of up to N3 million, and a group of 3 – 5 persons can apply for a loan of up to N10 million.

The Eligibility For NYSC Loan

To be considered for this loan, you must the following requirements;

1. Applicant must be between the age bracket of 18 and 35 years,

2. Must be a serving Corps members, or

  1. Ex-Corps members (but not over 5 years after completion of NYSC),

  2. Must have a business idea.

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It is important to know that Heritage Bank has been chosen by the Central Bank of Nigeria to oversee YIEDP.

YIEDP is an innovative scheme aimed at harnessing the entrepreneurial skills among the teeming Nigerian youths by providing quick and affordable loans to help them implement their business ideas.

A single qualified applicant can get a loan of up to N3million, while a group of 3-5 qualified applicants can get up to N10million.

Business sectors eligible for the loan

For you to qualify for the loan, you must have a business or business ideas related in any of the following fields:

  • Agro-allied
  • Technology (ICT)
  • Automobile
  • Power & Energy
  • Film and Photography
  • Construction Support
  • Education and Financing,
  • Food Processing,
  • Information and Communication Technology(ICT)
  • Manufacturing
  • Cottage Industry
  • Others
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Nigerian youths who have served or are serving in NYSC can apply for the loan via online. If you are eligible to get this loan, then you need to adhere to the following Instructions:

  • All eligible applicants can apply for the programme through the official portal.
  • To apply for this online loan in Nigeria, use your NYSC State Code.
  • All applicants can make an individual loan request or as a group of 3-5 people
  • A single applicant can acess up to N3million, while a group of applicants can access up to N10million.
  • Applicants can submit only one business idea at a time.
  • All applicants can track their application process through the same portal.

Collateral for obtaining the loan

According to the request of the Heritage Bank NYSC loan scheme, all applicants must provide the following list of documents:

  1. Tertiary Institution Certificate,

  2. NYSC discharge certificate or pledge your discharge certificate if you are still serving,

  3. If you have a legal ownership of assets financed by other Bank, then you need to provide additional documents upon the request of the Heritage bank.

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Note: The application portal will be opened for a limited time period. You need not be registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) before you can apply. All successful candidates will be guided through the application process.

How to apply for NYSC business loan

To apply for NYSC business loan, go to the official portal, register by filling online form, submit your application and wait for official review from the Heritage Bank. You will be contacted, and the money will be paid into your bank account if your application is approved. The whole registration process is free.

To apply for NYSC loan, go to the official portal at or check other Iinks below.

Updated: August 24, 2020 — 11:39 am

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  1. Notify me when the site start working

  2. I am Nigeria man in yobe state I graduated. in college of administration & business study I finish 2005 local government administration

  3. I want a loan money

  4. Good afternoon all..the site to apply is not opening for me…what should I do?

  5. I am a graduate of mass communication and self employed (professional photographer) looking for empowerment

  6. Abdulrazaq Sani Ibrahim

    I would be very grateful if you will be alerting me on any recruitment job. Especially for a well paid agencies, parasitatal, etc.
    Thank you a trillion times

  7. I don’t possess my tertiary certificate yet but can I provide my statements of results??

  8. What is the interest rate and someone comment that he applied since 2015 the loan has not been given to him, so how long does it take to get the loan, and you made mention of institution certificate and NYSC discharge certificate, so are we given them out till the duration of the seven years before we can get them back?

  9. Amiara Emmanuel Chidimma

    If this is accessible, it would go a long way empowering many citizens and as well reduce the rate of unemployment. NYSC has good initiatives but I don’t actually know where the problem is.

  10. how to apply and at which rate of interest charges?

  11. 2016 batch are yet to collect the loan after all the hustles.
    Please how can they access it?

  12. Amina Yakubu Abdul

    Thank you For this opportunities

  13. Can a serving corp member apply?

  14. Nathaniel Kiyani Solomon

    Is it my original cert am given as collateral ? What is my faith for appointment or work please .or is it the photocopy you need .


    I’m really interested

  16. i just hope its for real.

  17. Ayuba, Nnohkira Dumwe

    This is a great plan to eradicates unemployment

  18. Thanks for this post.
    However, what is the interest rate on the loan and the maturity date?

    1. It a good opportunity to Nigerians in reduceing uneployment.

  19. Bashar Muhammad Yabo

    Can a 2013C who finished their service October 2014 be eligible?

    1. Please is there interest rate if yes, how much?
      What is the maturity date

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