Who we are

Avanse is an extract of the French word for advance. And that’s what Avanse, a new age education finance company and an associate company of Dewan Housing Finance Corporation Limited (DHFL), is. We are a sensitive, advanced private finance company specializing in the niche space of education.
Our mother company, DHFL, the second largest private housing finance company in India, started off with a dream in 1984 - a home for every Indian. Our founder, the late Shri Rajesh Kumar Wadhawan built a housing finance brand that revolutionized the real estate sector, brick by brick. Today, it is one of India’s largest housing finance companies in the private sector, having helped hundreds of thousands of Indians to fulfill their dreams of owning a home. Avanse is from that pedigree.
Avanse provides financial assistance through Avanse standalone offices and also through the DHFL network offices. The Company funds students travelling to all key international advanced education destinations including US, UK, Australia etc.
The endeavour always has been to bring the best in financing flexibilities to the Indian student market. We started of small and our intention is not to compete in the existing market but create new curves of evolution. Our brand complements the education sector and engages with students and educators to metamorphose financial solutions that are new age and tailored for specific needs.
Today we have relationships and access across more than 400 educators and allied services and organization giving us broader as well as a deeper knowledge pool. We are over a 500 strong workforce with a median age profile of 35 years.
We take pride in the fact that the International Finance Corporation (IFC), an arm of the World Bank holds 20% equity stake in Avanse. We are a Non-Banking Finance Company (NBFC), regulated by the Reserve Bank of India and envisioned with the aim to fulfil the need for education finance at reasonable terms. Every Indian youth has a right to the best in education. And lack of funds must be the last hindrance to this dream. We are dream-enablers.
We are Avanse. We “Aspire Without Boundaries”.

Vision and values

Our Vision

Best in class Customer Centric Diversified NBFC operating across the domains of Consumer, MSME and Commercial Businesses with Leadership Position in Education Loans.

Values We Stand For

At Avanse we understand that merely a desire to grow or having inherent potential are not enough to make your dreams come true. Each aspirant needs competitive, matched financing that will open up the microcosm of future prospects. The values we adhere to are:

education finance

To provide hassle-free and 100% education finance to Indians, to study both in India or abroad.

flexible repayment

To provide customized solutions and flexible repayment plans.


To encourage and mentor students with research, innovative products, accessibility and trustworthiness.