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'Think rigorously,
so as to act rightly
and to serve humanity better'

(Ex Corde Ecclesiae)

St Augustine -
South Africa's leader
in ethical education  
Make 'win-win' your life's bedrock
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Academic Departments

An ecumenically open & socially responsible theology rooted in the Catholic tradition.

Reaching all areas of life in the pursuit of Truth, Wisdom & the common good.

The education legacy of the Catholic Intellectual Tradition for Africa today.

Rapidly growing field of study for those committed to promoting peace.

Leadership skills sought by employers in the South African workplace.

Units & Programmes

The only one of its kind in Africa, the Centre fosters knowledge and provides a professional (5 - year) Training Course in Iconography

News & Events


St Augustine is pleased to announce that the registration period has been extended to 14 February.


A word from the Archbishop of Bloemfontein about St Augustine, its mission and vision, and courses


Prof Garth ABRAHAM has recently returned from an IFCU workshop in Rome. 


Join us for our first public lecture of the year as we will be joined by Fr Patrick Noonan, OFM, Best

Feb 2018

Why St Augustine

Our mission is to educate morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely and work skilfully to advance the common good and promote respect for the dignity of the human person.
South Africa's leader in the Humanities, St Augustine Private Tertiary Institution opened in 1999. As a private Catholic institution of higher education, we offer a full range of degrees, from Bachelor to Doctorate, as well as a number of short courses for lifelong learning. Rooted in the Catholic Intellectual Tradition, our educational offerings are addressed to people of all faiths (or none) and cultures, while particularly relevant to the context and challenges of the South African society today. All our qualifications are registered with SAQA and the DHET, and accredited by CHE.
We are committed to small classes, giving every learner individual attention and personalised tuition. St Augustine has a very high pass rate compared to other South African institutions. Our fees are comparable to those at state universities and a number of bursaries are available. St Augustine Private Tertiary Institution is a member of the global network of the Catholic universities, many of which are among the most highly ranked universities in the world. Click here to find out more about the Catholic identity of the Private Tertiary Institution.

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