The Centre was launched in September 2009, as a branch of the already established St John's University of Tanzania, based in Dodoma.

The Centre is situated at Buguruni- Malapa, about five kilometers from Julius Nyerere International Airport and the same distance from the centre of Dar es Salaam city, (the Commercial capital of Tanzania). St Mark's was until 2009 a Theological College which for many decades trained the country's clergy and church leaders, both from across Tanzania and neighboring countries. The Anglican Church of Tanzania decided to absorb St Mark's into SJUT so as to nurture and develop it. The aim is to make it grow into a constituent college and later develop into a fully fledged ACT University. This is in response to the great demand for tertiary education and the lack of sufficient tertiary institutions in the country. We believe that tertiary education is of paramount importance in providing the professional skills needed to develop this country and to overcome the appalling poverty and inequalities which our nation faces.

The Centre is set in a spacious and attractive landscaped setting with many well designed and constructed buildings. Most of these have been recently renovated and incorporated into the new college. However, much still needs to be done and the college has a long way to go to meet our own goals as well as modern standards and expectations.


To assume responsibility for providing and maintaining high quality education and training in the theological, social, scientific and technological disciplines.The Anglican Church of Tanzania aims to increase access to University education in Tanzania, by giving more young people the opportunity of higher education.

Be a Centre of excellence for developing humankind holistically to learn to serve.

St.John's University aims at advancing the knowledge transfer from one generation  to another in the fields of arts, sciences, technology and learning; provide higher education and facilities to conduct research; and to ensure the process of monitoring of the intellectual, aesthetic, social and manual growth of the students in attitude.



Call for applications for academic year 2017/2018

Nafasi za Masomo 2017/2018

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