St. George’s University
Over 30 Years of SGU Higher Learning on the Island of Grenada
Founded as an independent School of Medicine in 1977, St. George’s University has evolved into a top center of international education, drawing students and faculty from 140 countries to the island of Grenada, in the West Indies. Students attending St. George’s enjoy the benefits of a thriving multicultural environment on the True Blue campus, offering all the amenities and technologically-advanced facilities of a world-class institution.
The University’s nearly 11,000 graduates include physicians, veterinarians, scientists, and public health and business professionals across the world. The University offers advanced, premedical, and preveterinary degrees in its Schools of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, and independent and dual graduate degrees in the sciences, public health, and business. Undergraduate degree programs are also available through its School of Arts and Sciences. The University programs are accredited and approved by many governing authorities and repeatedly recognized as the best in the region. St. George’s is affiliated with educational institutions worldwide, including the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and Ireland.
On January 17, 1977, through an act of Grenada’s Parliament, the doors to St. George’s University School of Medicine were opened and a lifetime partnership was created.
Grenada, an independent nation within the British Commonwealth, has embraced St. George’s University since its inception 30 years ago. In turn, SGU, as one of the leading education centers in the region, has been an active and vital member of the community, contributing significantly to the local economy. In fact, the University is the largest employer on the Island and the single largest source of hard currency.
Working with its campus affiliate, the Windward Islands Research and Education Foundation (WINDREF), the University has improved personal and public health, underwrites hospital equipment, and provides salary supports for its educational programs at the hospital. The University has also sponsored numerous social services programs, including charities such as Orphans and Elderly Fund, Bel Air Home for Abused Kids and the Grenada Heart Foundation, which has facilitated heart surgeries free of charge for over 200 children and adults in Grenada.
To date, the University has bestowed degrees on over 200 Grenadians and awarded over 100 scholarships to citizens of Grenada, enabling them to achieve the dream of becoming doctors, veterinarians, teachers and businessmen.
Just as the founders anticipated in their vision of the University, the life-long partnership between SGU and Grenada demonstrates their commitment to the transformational power of education in improving the lives of its graduates at home and abroad.