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Lester B. Pearson International Students Scholarships at University of Toronto 2023

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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 University of Toronto has been alerted to fraudulent emails that offer to assist students with applications to their Lester B. Pearson International Scholarship program. Please exercise caution when researching scholarship opportunities and assessing communications about their programs. The University of Toronto does not work with recruitment agents or agencies. Students interested in applying for a Lester B. Pearson International Scholarship should follow the instructions on the official website (link found below) and submit their applications directly to the University.



Summary of the scholarship

  • Host Institution(s): University of Toronto
  • Study in: Canada
  • Level/Field(s) of study: Undergraduate programme
  • Number of Scholarships: Approximately 37 scholarships
  • Funding: See "Scholarship value/inclusions" section.
  • Target group: International students.
  • Deadline: 30 November 2022/16 January 2023



Host Institution(s)

University of Toronto, Canada.



Level/Field(s) of study

Undergraduate studies at the University of Toronto.

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.



Number of Scholarships

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

The scholarship will cover tuition, books, incidental fees, and full residence support for four years.



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 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 instructions

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 30 November 2022. The student admissions deadline is 14 December 2022 (you are recommended to apply before 7 November 2022). The scholarship application deadline is 16 January 2023.

It is important to visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.


Fraud Notice

Please note the Lester B. Pearson Scholarship Program at the University of Toronto does not interact with agencies or educational “agents” in order to recruit students or offer scholarships.  Please be cautioned against any agents providing false acceptances or requiring fees for unaffiliated third parties.  Pearson Scholarship recipients can only be nominated by their current secondary school through our online process and the scholarship is available only to undergraduate degree applicants.  If you have any questions, please contact us at



Official links and website

Official Scholarship Website:


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