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Eighteen outstanding Zimbabweans awarded Chevening scholarships

Chevening Scholarships are awarded to individuals with demonstrable leadership potential and strong academic backgrounds.

Zimbabwean Chevening Scholars 2016
Zimbabwean Chevening Scholars 2016

The British Embassy in Harare has awarded eighteen outstanding Zimbabweans the prestigious Chevening Scholarship funded by the British Government to pursue Masters Degree studies in the United Kingdom.

Ambassador Catriona Laing said:

The potential rewards of being a Chevening scholar are unquantifiable. Not only do scholars receive a first-rate UK education which can open doors in their respective careers, they also join a strong global network — a network they will draw on and contribute to for the rest of their lives.

Chevening scholars share the best their country has to offer with those they meet in the UK, and then share the best the UK has to offer when they return home. For this reason, Chevening scholars play an important role in building bridges between the UK and Zimbabwe.

Recent scholars have taken in breath-taking views of the UK, experienced Britain’s heritage and history discussed international policy at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and interacted with high profile academics, politicians, and even royals at a range of academic, cultural, and social events. So whether they’re >inside a lecture theatre or not, scholars are constantly learning.

The eighteen scholars who have been awarded scholarships are:

  1. Tendai Muchada - MA Governance & Development
  2. Nqobani Dube - MA Development & Human Rights
  3. Elizabeth Mangeje - LLM in International Human Rights Law
  4. Kudakwashe Magura - MSC Engineering Management
  5. Shamiso Fernando - MPH Public Health
  6. Melody Kutepa - MPH Public Health
  7. Kudzai Midzi - MSC Organisational Change & Development
  8. Tawanda Mashonganyika - MSC Agricultural Economics
  9. Rudo Zimunhu - MPH Public Health
  10. Fortune Nyamande - MPH Public Health
  11. Edward Muguza - MPP Public Policy
  12. Francis Rwodzi - MA Governance & Development
  13. Ruvarashe Nyaruwata - MSC Aeronautical Engineering
  14. Tatenda Furusa - MSC Business & Management
  15. Gladys Hlatywayo - MSC Public Management & Governance
  16. Kety Choga - MSc Statistics with applications in Medicine
  17. Arthurnatious Muzuva - LLM International Banking
  18. Nyaradzai Tasaranarwo - MSC Applied Actuarial Science

The Chevening Secretariat is accepting new applications for 2017/2018 Chevening Scholarships via from 8 August until 8 November 2016.

There are more than 1,500 Chevening Scholarships on offer globally for the 2017/2018 academic cycle. These scholarships represent a significant investment from the UK Government to develop the next cohort of global leaders. The scholarship also offers scholars the opportunity to become part of an influential global network of 46,000 alumni.


Chevening Scholarships are the UK Government’s global scholarship programme, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations. The scholarships support study at UK universities – mostly one year master’s degrees – for individuals with demonstrable potential to become future leaders, decision-makers, and opinion formers.

Chevening began in 1983 and has developed into a prestigious international awards scheme. Chevening Scholars come from over 160 countries and territories worldwide (excluding the USA and the EU), and more than 1,500 scholarships were awarded in 2016/2017. There are over 46,000 Chevening Alumni around the world who comprise an influential and highly regarded global network.

Published 9 September 2016