The Lester B. Pearson International Scholarships at the University of Toronto 2023

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 Lester B. Pearson International 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.

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 for first-entry, undergraduate programs. Each year approximately 37 students will be named Lester B. Pearson Scholars.

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The Lester B. Pearson International Scholarships 2023 Brief Description

  • Host Institution(s): University of Toronto, Canada
  • Level/Field of study: The undergraduate program offered at the University
  • Number of Awards: Each year, approximately 37 students will be named Lester B. Pearson Scholars.
  • Target group: International students from around the world, including international students studying at Canadian high schools.
  • Scholarship value/inclusions/duration: The scholarship will cover tuition, books, incidental fees, and full residence support for four years.

Lester B. Pearson Scholarships Eligibility

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 2022
  • 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)

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Pearson International Scholarships Application Process

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. (external link)) (external link)
  • Apply to study at the University of Toronto (external link) to begin your studies in 2023 and complete your application for admission by the appropriate deadlines (external link). Please be advised that you will be considered for the Pearson Scholarship for your first choice of the 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 the 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 Lester B. Pearson Scholarship online application.

Pearson Scholarship Deadlines

  • School nomination deadline: November 30, 2022
  • Student OUAC application deadline: December 14, 2022 (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, 2022, as spaces in programs, fill up quickly and popular programs may close early.)
    Student scholarship application deadline: January 16, 2023