British High Commission hosts a PreDeparture/Farewell Event for Namibian Chevening scholarship beneficiaries

August 20, 2015, 9:04am

British High Commission hosts a PreDeparture/Farewell Event for Namibian Chevening scholarship beneficiaries


The British High Commission held a Pre-Departure and Farewell event for its six successful Namibian Chevening scholarship recipients for the 2015/16 intake on Wednesday.


The six Namibian beneficiaries are:

Israel Kazembire Zemburuka (International Journalism, Cardiff University),  Kipele Luvindao (Media and International Development, University of East Anglia), Liolisia Kariko (Digital Media and Society, Cardiff University), Jordaania Andima (Multimedia Journalism (Print & Online), University of Westminster), Joolokeni Haimbala (Cyber Security and Forensics, University of Westminster), and Julia Mushimba (Energy Law and Policy, University of Dundee).


All six beneficiaries, together with Bertha Amakali and Jennifer Kandjii (both Namibia Chevening Alumni Association) and Nillian Mulemi (Petrofund) joined in at the occasion of the six Namibians leaving for the United Kingdom to take up their master courses in their respective fields. The six recipients will leave for the UK in mid September.


At the farewell event, Hans-Christian Mahnke, Chevening officer of the British High Commission stated: “We are delighted that we were able to increase the intake from Namibia to a total of six recipients and that we are able to send these six exceptional Namibians to study in the UK on a fully funded scholarship. The Chevening scholarship is a great opportunity for Namibia and hope that in future more candidates will make use of this great opportunity.”

Chevening Scholarships are the UK government’s global scholarship programme, funded by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations. The programme makes awards to outstanding scholars with leadership potential from around the world to study postgraduate courses at UK universities. Awards in Namibia are typically for a one-year Master’s degree with priority given to those who wish to study in the areas: Trade, Human Rights, Governance, Media and Climate Change at any of the UK’s leading universities.

The Chevening online application system for Namibia opened on 03 August 2015 and will close on 03 November 2015. More about the Chevening Scholarship programme can be found here: