About Oval International

Welcome to Oval International Higher Education, one of South Africa's foremost and longest running private higher education Institutions. Established in 1989, Oval International has a 26 year heritage providing higher education qualifications in the fields of Science and Technology, Humanities, Commerce and Administration. We are driven to provide you with a quality educational experience. Achieving a qualification from our institution will empower you to contribute to building the economy of our country.

This year, we invite you to expand your mind and change your world through education. Immerse yourself and engage with our programmes which are offered through a blend of digital and traditional teaching and learning technologies. Participate in our culture of interconnected and interactive higher education.

We look forward to our journey in education with you.


Our Vision is access, support, and success for our learners through an effective, efficient, and innovative education and training system which is of excellent quality. We envisage this education and training to be an enabler for our learners to be adept at the requisite skills, knowledge and competencies which will enhance the economics and social goals of the country


OUr Mission is to create well trained and skilled learners who are capable of standing their own in a knowledge powerful economy, which addresses the development aspirations of South Africa.

Our Values

the promotion of quality
the spirit of Ubuntu
mutual respect

Why Oval?

As a symbol of distinction, Oval International stands out as the first contact Higher Education Institution, among the public universities and private higher education providers in South Africa, to be institutionally audited by the Council on Higher Education (CHE) for quality management systems in 2004.

All higher education qualifications offered by the Oval International are accredited by the Council on Higher Education (CHE) after undergoing a rigorous process of institutional audits and programme audits.

Quality Assurance

Oval International has a rich and robust quality system that are regulated externally through the Department of Education (Registration), Council on Higher Education (Accreditation) and SAQA and internally through various quality committee, including the SRC, Staff Student Consultative Committees (SSCC), Staff Association, Manco, Exco and the independent International Advisory Board (IAB).

Classroom of the future

Over 3 years in development and evolving, our first year students in 2012 made history when they piloted the classroom of the future: Oval Infiniti Place 2.0â„¢. A virtual classroom - well resourced with academic books, dictionaries, reference materials, all assessable from anywhere. Having the capabilities to record lectures on video and audio format, make notes on an interactive writing board and take lesson specific online tests. Oval International is in the forefront of pioneering the classroom of the future, providing access to learning resources from anywhere, anytime.

Partnerships and Linkages

Oval International is a member of various organisations ensuring qualitative and holistic Lifestyle Learning experience. It is affiliated and associated with a number of prestigious national and international bodies.


Oval International is registered with the Department of Education as a private higher education institution under the Higher Education Act, 1997. Registration certificate no. 2000/HE07/030


Our programs are accredited by the Council on Higher Education (CHE).

Teaching and Learning

A Blend of Digital and Traditional Methods

As a first year student you are provided with a free laptop because we use blended teaching and learning methods to make learning engaging, exciting and relevant. We have developed a Virtual Study Room (VSR) to support your learning.

We know that you are a technologically savvy “click generation”. We know that you prefer to integrate technology to make your educational experience relevant and exciting, on your terms. With the VSR, you can learn flexibly at a time and place of your choice without diluting the quality of your education.

Virtual Study Room Features:

  • Writing Editor
  • Interactive Whiteboard
  • Google Search
  • Activities
  • Dictionary
  • Flipbook
  • Chat Facility
  • Assessments (Multiple Choice Questions)
  • Videos
  • Custom Themes