About OJS

The provinces of Ontario, Canada and Jiangsu, Peoples Republic of China are sister provinces that have entered into several educational and cultural agreements. One of these agreements has established the Ontario-Jiangsu Student Exchange Program, a provincial student mobility program that started in September 2009. The program is administered by two Academic Directors:

Ontario Academic Director

rchampion [at] ouinternational [dot] ca (Mr. Ron Champion)
Champion Initiatives International

Jiangsu Academic Director

caobufeng [at] hotmail [dot] com (Prof. CAO Bufeng)
Nanjing University of the Arts

For 2018-2019 there are twelve (12) Jiangsu Universities and twelve (12) Ontario Universities participating in the OJS.

The OJS is open to full-time undergraduate and graduate students at the participating universities. Students are nominated by their home university based on that institution’s selection processes and criteria. The prospective host university is responsible for deciding whether to admit students and at what level (graduate or undergraduate).

Students normally participate in either a one-semester or two-semester exchange.

A Summer Research Program as well as a Summer Language History and Culture Program, a Chinese Language and Food Culture Program and a Chinese Language and Business Program also are available for Ontario students.

For the regular exchange and the Summer Research Program, participating students must have completed 2 years of a recognized degree at their home university. Participating students will pay tuition at their home university and will be exempt from paying tuition at the host university. However, host universities may charge certain incidental administrative fees. Participating students will be responsible for their expenses abroad, including travel, room and board, health and accident insurance, miscellaneous incidental expenses that may be required by the host university, and other living expenses. Participating students are responsible for all aspects — academic, legal, medical, etc. — of their participation in the program. Students are responsible for arranging any transfer of credits to their home university.

For the Summer Language and Culture Programs and the Summer Language and Business Program, students who have completed their first year will be eligible to participate. There is a tuition payable in China for these programs. However, the tuition includes teaching, accommodation, some meals and local travel to visit sites included in the course. An OJS scholarship is offered which covers the tuition cost.