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Why SGU?

If you aspire to study medicine or veterinary medicine and come from South Africa, SGU could offer you a refreshing alternative to schools in South Africa as well as give you an international perspective that will prepare you to meet today’s ever-changing medical needs. In today’s competitive academic landscape even students with the right qualifications have no guarantee that a South African medical or veterinary school will accept them. With stringent entry criteria and oversubscription the best candidates will often miss out. St George’s University offers an appealing alternative for South African students.

St. George’s University, Grenada has 10 South African students currently enrolled and over 380 students graduating from countries in Africa as of 2016.

Our medical and veterinary programmes have more than 6,000 students, over 2,000 faculty members, and more than 17,000 graduates from more than 140 countries around the world, providing a truly international learning experience for students looking to practise in today’s global medical professions.

SGU students and graduates have come from nearly 30 African countries:

Botswana, Cameroon, Comoros, Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Namibia, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zaire, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Quality Medical Education & Global Clinical Opportunities

A proven pathway

SGU offers a proven pathway towards medical practice. Programmes running from four to seven years offer a high standard of teaching and learning support that lead to high pass rates and successful outcomes. Our programmes offer an accessible and attractive pathway towards medical practice.

Affiliated medical school hospitals

We have a range of over 70 affiliated hospitals for our medical programme and nearly 30 affiliated universities for our veterinary programme around the world—including locations in the US and the UK. This wide network of affiliations gives students a variety of options when selecting their clinical training itinerary.

On top of all that, you’ll gain a unique academic experience by studying on the beautiful island of Grenada. With a faculty dedicated to teaching, award-winning student support services, and a technologically advanced campus, you’ll find yourself in an environment that is not only conducive to learning, but dedicated to helping you succeed.

SGU also has an active student body with over 60 organizations where you’ll gain an excellent international perspective.

SGU has students and educators from around the world with more than 200 students from Africa currently enrolled in the University. In addition, SGU has brought in over 1,300 faculty members from all over the globe, including more than 60 from Africa, to create an unparalleled international educational environment. 

 African students are made to feel welcome on campus by The African Cultural Students Association, an active student group that brings together the cultures of students of African descent and works to share this culture with the SGU community.

African Cultural Students Association (AFCSA)

The African Cultural Students Association (AFCSA) was established to facilitate interaction and unity between African students, students of African descent and all those who identify with the African continent in any form at St. George’s University in Grenada. AFCSA aims to serve as a medium that advances the interests of African students at St. George’s University and to display the beauty of the various African cultures to the St George’s University community. Our motto is "SIMUNYE". This is a Zulu word for “We Are One”. We all originated from many Countries, possess and display many Cultures, but are unified as One.

Medical Students from Africa - In Their Words

African students praise SGU's globally focused academic programs

International Medical Education. In Your Grasp. In Grenada.

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