Scholar Account


For the smart student

A savings account designed for students to enable you to save your subsistence allowance and pocket money while at university or college. It is a special account for HESLB beneficiaries.

Scholar Account can now be applied through SimBanking App.

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5 great features of our Scholar Account

  • Can be opened and operated in TZS only

  • Eligible for TemboCard Visa /MasterCard, SimBanking, and Internet Banking

  • No initial opening fee and minimum operating fees

  • No monthly maintenance fees

  • Joint operations is not allowed

  • Affordable transactional charges

6 great reasons to open a Scholar Account

  • The account can be  linked to HESLB biometric Digital Disbursement Solution

  • Facilitation of subsistence allowance payments

  • Convenient means to save while at university/college or school

  • Access to boom advance 

  • Access to the account 24/7 through ATMs, SimBanking, Internet banking & CRDB Wakala

  • Ability to purchase books, clothes, and other appliances online

To open an account:

  • Must be a student 18 years and above  

  • University/college or school ID  

  • Must have an admission letter or introductory letter from the University/College or School with glued photo and signature  

  • Must have two passport size photograph (For customer with no NIDA ID/Number)

  • Must have a valid ID (NIDA ID, Voters ID, Passport, Driver’s licence, Zanzibar ID)


Deposits can be made through different channels such as CRDB Agent, Simbanking, CRDB branches, and incoming transfers from other banks and or MNOs.


Through Scholar Account customers can have access to Boom advance

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