Recent Scholar feedback

Wendy Wandile Dlamini from Swaziland
MSc Epidemiology, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

Wendy Dlamini

The two years of my scholarship at the University of the Witwatersrand were an amazing and fulfilling experience both academically and personally. I am convinced that my experience in such a highly reputable institution has helped me acquire intellectual expansion and equipped me with the qualitative and quantitative techniques required for research in the health sector.

Other than academic aspect, one of the most rewarding and fulfilling parts of this experience was the ability to interact with people from different socio-cultural and economic backgrounds. This taught me to embrace individuals' distinctiveness, open up to new perceptions, and accept people as they are.

Royronald Ongong'a from Kenya
MSc Medical Laboratory Science, University of Ghana

Royronald Ongong'a

I made many friends from different cultures and backgrounds, the students living around campus became my big family, the classes were engaging, and the lecturers too were our friends.

I took sabbatical leave to pursue this Master's programme and I'll be going back to my work to instil the new skills and knowledge I gained in ensuring that the right standards are set in disease diagnosis. I'm also planning to develop a mentorship programme to benefit up-and-coming scientists in the field. I'm looking forward to becoming an agent of change within my community.

Rashika Suman Kumari Abesinghe from Sri Lanka
MA Criminology, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

Rashika Suman Kumari Abesinghe

The top ten students of the first semester were selected for the last semester thesis and I am reallyvery happy that I was selected for this great opportunity. Currently I am planning to conduct my thesison accretive terrorism in Bangladesh. I have been lucky to proceed with my publications under the guidance of my teachers.

My classmates are very friendly and they often invite me to join their weddings, family trips, and national and cultural programmes. I am lucky to have these people around me. Dhaka life is not just about studying Criminology, but also an opportunity to study culture, love, relationships, and cooperation too.

Ahnivar Ancelmo Peralta from Belize
MSc Climate Change, University of the South Pacific, Fiji

Ahnivar Ancelmo Peralta

The past six months have been a very productive and exciting time due to my home stay family and my studies. At the end of January, the international office offered me the opportunity to stay with a Fijian family to experience the Fijian way of life. Since moving in, my Fijian experiences have been awesome. I have experienced and gained knowledge about the various traditions that Fijians observe for weddings, birthdays and other celebrations.

Judith Ahimbisibwe from Uganda
MSc Agribusiness Management, Kenyatta University, Kenya

Judith Ahimbisibwe

Kenyatta University is a good and welcoming campus. I've joined the International Students' Society and have found it vital to be a part of this group. We recently organised a tour to the Mombasa coast to learn about East African history. As international students we have decided to be role models for our countries, and identify and address challenges for development, such as food insecurity, unemployment, and high population pressures.

Philemon Xavery Mutabilwa from Tanzania
MSc Mechanical Engineering, University of Botswana

Philemon Xavery Mutabilwa

I am honoured to be one of the recipients of, and an ambassador for, Commonwealth Scholarships. I am satisfied with the study facilities and lectures at the University of Botswana, and really enjoy studying with people from different backgrounds and cultures.

I can say that the University of Botswana offers one of the finest programmes and educational experiences, making students realise the value of education; I am proud to be part of it.