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University of Toronto Lester B. Pearson International Scholarship Canada

About the Scholarship

The Lester B. Pearson International Scholarships at the University of Toronto provide an unparalleled opportunity for outstanding international students to study at one of the world’s best universities in one of the world’s most multicultural cities. The scholarship program is intended to recognize students who demonstrate exceptional academic achievement and creativity and who are recognized as leaders within their school. A special emphasis is placed on the impact the student has had on the life of their school and community, and their future potential to contribute positively to the global community.

Awarded annually, these scholarships recognize outstanding students from around the world, including international students studying at Canadian high schools. This is U of T’s most prestigious and competitive scholarship for international students. The Lester B. Pearson International Scholarships will cover tuition, books, incidental fees, and full residence support for four years. The scholarship is tenable only at the University of Toronto. Each year approximately 37 students will be named Lester B. Pearson Scholars.



Degree Level: The scholarship is open for bachelors degree.


Available Subjects: The Scholarship is open for any subject taught at Bachelors level at University of Toronto.


Scholarship Benefits: The scholarship will provide:

tuition, books, incidental, fees and full residence support for four years.


Eligible Nationalities: International students from any country are eligible to apply.


Eligibility criteria:

To be eligible to apply to the Pearson International Scholarship, you must be:

  • an international student (i.e. a non-Canadian requiring a study permit);

  •  currently in your final year of secondary school or have graduated no earlier than June 2019

  • beginning your studies at the University of Toronto in September 2020 (students already attending post-secondary studies cannot be considered; students starting their studies in January 2020 at another post-secondary institution cannot be considered)


Application Procedure:

To become a Pearson Scholar, you must be nominated by your school and apply to undergraduate studies at the University of Toronto.

To apply, you’ll need to:

The school nomination deadline is 29 November 2019. 

The student admissions deadline is 13 December 2019 (you are recommended to apply before 7 November 2019).

The scholarship application deadline is 15 January 2020.

It is important to visit the official website  for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.


Deadline: 13 December 2019

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