St. Augustine University of Tanzania, established in 1998, is an independent higher learning institution governed by the Board of Trustees and the University Council under the Catholic Bishops of Tanzania (Tanzania Episcopal Conference). The University is accredited holding a certificate of Accreditation granted by the higher Education Accreditation Council of Tanzania (currently known as the Tanzania Commission for Universities) on 25th September 2002 in accordance with the provisions of the Educational (Amendment) Act No. 10 of 1995
The University extends over 600 acres in the Nyegezi-Malimbe area 10km south of Mwanza City. It lies 4km off the main Mwanza- Shinyanga road on the shores of Lake Victoria. The University is a half-hour’s drive from Mwanza by car or by bus. As part of Tanzania’s central highlands (1140m above the sea level), the area to the south of Lake Victoria is noted for its moderate temperatures. Mwanza can be reached from other parts of Tanzania and East Africa by train, air, ferry and highway.