Ontario/Jiangsu (OJS) Exchange Program

The Ontario/Jiangsu (OJS) Student Exchange Program organizes exchanges between 11 Ontario universities, including the University of Guelph, and 11 universities in the Jiangsu province in China. Through the OJS exchange program, University of Guelph students can go on exchange for one or two semesters to one of the participating universities in Jiangsu province, China.  Students do not have to speak Mandarin to participate in the OJS Exchange, as courses are available in English at the participating Jiangsu universities.

Information on the program and the partner Jiangsu universities can be found on the OJS website. Please note that besides the exchange program, the ORA also offers several Summer Language and Culture Programs and a Summer Research Program.

OJS Scholarships

*Scholarships are under review and may not be continued if the funding to these programs is cut. Updates will be posted once we are informed. 

Selected participants who are Canadian citizens or Permanent Residents will receive a scholarship from the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities of $2500 for one semester of study or $3000 for two semesters of study.  (International students can participate in the OJS exchange but are not eligible for the OJS scholarship).

Applying for the OJS Program

To apply for the OJS Exchange, students must submit both the University of Guelph's online study abroad application and the provincial paper application. Please ensure that you have completed all the requested information on the application form and attached any required supporting documents.

The OJS paper application must be submitted to the Centre for International Programs, University Centre, Level 3, University of Guelph by January 17, 2020.  The online U of G study abroad application is due by January 24, 2020.