Scholarship in Canada

Partially Funded Lester B. Pearson International Scholarship Program at University of Toronto, Canada 2023


This is to bring to the general public that applications for Lester B. Pearson International Scholarship Program at University of Toronto, Canada for the year 2023 session is now open. The scholarship is opened to International students.

Deadline: 30th November, 2022 Providers: University of Toronto
Funding Types: Partially Funded Scholarship Study in: Canada
Subjects: All Subjects Study Level: Undergraduate

About the Scholarship

The University of Toronto’s Lester B. Pearson International Scholarships offer exceptional international students the chance of a lifetime to attend one of the top universities in the world while living in one of the most diverse cities in the world. The scholarship program’s goal is to honor kids that excel in their academics, are exceptionally creative, and are regarded as school leaders. The student’s influence on their school and community as well as their future potential to make a beneficial contribution to the world community are given specific consideration.

These scholarships, including those given to overseas students enrolled in Canadian high schools, honor deserving students from all around the world. For overseas students, this scholarship is the most prestigious and competitive at U of T.

Scholarship in Canada

Benefits of the Scholarship

The scholarship is tenable only at the University of Toronto for first-entry, undergraduate programs. The Lester B. Pearson International Scholarships will cover

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

Scholarship 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)

Application Process

To apply, you will need to:

  1. 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)
  2. 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 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.
  3. Once we’ve received a nomination and you’ve applied to the university, you can complete the online Lester B. Pearson Scholarship 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