Jiangsu Ocean University is a full-time general university in Jiangsu Province. In August 2013, the Academic Degrees Committee of the State Council approved the school as a master's degree-granting unit. In July 2017, the school became a doctoral degree-granting project construction unit.
Jiangsu Ocean University (JOU) is located in Lianyungang, Jiangsu, which is not only one of China's first coastal open cities, but also the joint of Silk Road economic belt and 21st century Maritime Silk Road, and the Eastern Bridgehead of the Euro-Asia Continental Bridge. There are four campuses, Cangwu Campus, Tongguan Campus, Songtiao Campus and Xugou Campus. The main campus (Cangwu Campus) is located in the national 5A scenic spot and the west foot of Huaguo Mountain, the birthplace of Journey to the West culture, covering a total area of 2,184.87 acres. Currently, there are more than 1,600 teaching staff, more than 20,000 full-time undergraduates, and more than 1,200 graduate students. The school has 20 colleges and 69 undergraduate majors, covering ten discipline, including engineering, science, management, literature, agriculture, law, economics, art, pedagogy and medicine. "Marine science" is the preponderant discipline in Jiangsu province. Mechanical Engineering, Biological Engineering and other 8 discipline are the key disciplines at the provincial level.
The school insists on opening to the outside world and international cooperation as breakthroughs and strives to build a high-end platform for regional economic and social development and cultural exchanges. The school has signed education and scientific research cooperation agreements with many foreign universities and maintains friendly exchanges with dozens of universities in the United States, Japan, Germany, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea and other countries. The student overseas study program is operating well, and the number of international students coming to the school has steadily increased.
In order to attract outstanding students to school, JOU provides Orient Silk Road Government Scholarship in Lianyungang and Outstanding Student Scholarship in Jiangsu Ocean University for students to apply for.