Award winning education consultant

The Overseas Education Centre (OVEC), Mauritius is an award winning facilitator and a one stop shop for further studies abroad. Founded in 2002, OVEC offers free counseling, application and visa assistance to students who are looking to study overseas. Our counselors are trained to find the best opportunities that best fit the student’s needs and financial situation. OVEC has won multiple awards such as Navitas Agent of the Year and Africa’s Most Influential Women Lifetime Achievement Award (awarded to Dr Dorish Chitson, OVEC’s CEO and Founder).

We are committed to forming value centred future leaders through education that is entrepreneurial in spirit, ethical in focus, and global in orientation.


Our services are FREE

We advise on which courses, universities and degrees best fit students’ goals and financial situation so they can find their dream career

We help students win SCHOLARSHIPS and awards that are allocated to OVEC students ONLY

We provide visa assistance, we’re well known for our high approval rate

We assist with booking accommodation and airport pickup

We organize pre-departure events where you can learn what to expect when you land and where you can network with other students heading to the same destination

We have more than 45 years experience in the education sector and won numerous awards for our commitment and service to students

OVEC Awards


Quality Summit Award New York


World Quality Commitment Paris


Most Innovative Recruitment Agency – ASRC London


North America Agent of the Year – NAVITAS


Lifetime Achievement Award – CEO Most Influential Women in Africa


International Quality Crown Award – BID London

Meet our CEO

Dr Dorish Chitson

Founder & CEO

Dr Dorish Chitson, PhD, has a multi-disciplinary background. She started with a University Diploma in History & Geography, continued with Geography and Law up to the Master’s degree and finished off with a Doctorate in Social Science of Development. She also has a Postgraduate diploma in Management Studies from London.

Helping students fulfill their dreams has been Dr Chitson’s lifelong passion. Prior to founding Overseas Education Centre (OVEC), she taught high school students for two decades, nurturing their academic and career ambitions. In 2013, Dr Chitson won the Lifetime Achievement Award – CEO Most Influential Women in Africa for her lifelong commitment to students. OVEC have won multiple awards such as the Summit Quality Award in 2018 (New York), North American Agent of the Year by Navitas in 2015 and the Most Innovative Recruitment Agency by the ASRC in 2016 (London).

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