The Lester B. Pearson International Scholarships
The Lester B. Pearson International Scholarships at the University of Toronto provides 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.
To be eligible for 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 2023.
Beginning your studies at the University of Toronto in September 2023 (students already attending post-secondary studies cannot be considered; students starting their studies in January 2023 at another post-secondary institution cannot be considered).
The Lester B. Pearson International Scholarships covers tuition, books, incidental fees, and full residence support for four years.
The only institution partnering with this scholarship is the University of Toronto, Canada.
To become a Pearson Scholar, you must be nominated by your school and apply to undergraduate studies at the University of Toronto. Ask your school guidance counsellor about being nominated. Once you’ve been nominated and have applied to the University of Toronto, you will be sent a personalized, secure link to the Lester B. Pearson International Scholarship application.
School nomination deadline: November 30, 2023
Student Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC)application deadline: December 14, 2023 (Please note this is the final date to submit an application to the OUAC; however, it is recommended you apply for admission through the OUAC before November 7, 2023 as spaces in programs fill-up quickly and popular programs may close early.)
Student scholarship application deadline: January 16, 2023
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 will need to:
Receive a nomination from your school (High schools not already contacted/verified are asked to submit an application to participate in our program, available here.
Apply to study at the University of Toronto to begin your studies in 2023 and complete your application for admission by the appropriate deadlines). Please be advised that you will be considered for the Pearson Scholarship for your first choice of program at U of T. You may apply for several programs and may receive admission to them all; however, the Pearson Scholarship, if awarded to you, would be restricted to your first choice of program at U of T at the time our scholarship decisions are made.
Once we’ve received a nomination and you’ve applied to the university, you can complete the online Lester B. Pearson Scholarship application.