Lester B. Pearson International Scholarship | University of Toronto

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Lester B. Pearson International Scholarship is offered to International students who wants to pursue Bachelor degree in University of Toronto.This scholarship program is intended to recognize students who demonstrate exceptional academic achievement who are recognized as leaders within their school. Grab this golden opportunity to study in Canada.

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Education Level


Eligible Countries

All countries


University of Toronto 

About Scholarship

According on merit and/or financial need, the University of Toronto awards admissions scholarships. The President’s Scholars of Excellence Program (PSEP) and University of Toronto Scholars Program are our three main scholarship programmes. Most of the money for our on-admission scholarships is given out automatically.

Available Faculties

  1. Anthropology
  2. Biology
  3. Chemical and Physical Sciences
  4. Economics
  5. English and Drama
  6. Geography, Geomatics and Environment
  7. Historical Studies
  8. Language Studies
  9. Management
  10. Mathematical and Computational Sciences
  11. Philosophy
  12. Political Science
  13. Psychology
  14. Sociology
  15. Visual Studies
  16. Institute of Communication, Culture, Information and Technology
  17. Institute for Management & Innovation
  18. Institute for the Study of University Pedagogy
  19. Centre for South Asian Civilizations
  20. Centre for Urban Environments
  21. Professional Accounting Centre
  22. Forensic Science Program
  23. Women and Gender Studies Program
  24. Environment Programs
  25. Robert Gillespie Academic Skills Centre

Scholarship Coverage

Selected Candidates will get the following;

  • Tuition fee throughout the programme
  • Cost of books will be reimbursed
  • Other costs
  • Student will be reimbursed for living expenses 4 years
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Required Documents

  1. IELTS score band 6.5
  2. Applicant must apply and be admitted one of undergraduate course
  3. Academic transcript
  4. For more information


  1. An international student (i.e. a non-Canadian requiring a study permit);
  2. currently in your final year of secondary school or have graduated no earlier than June 2022
  3. 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)

How to Apply?

Application can be done by online.
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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.

Resources for Guidance Counsellors & Headmasters ( From the University of Toronto)

How do I nominate a student?

High schools already verified by Enrolment Services will be contacted annually by email with a personalized, secure nomination form.  If your school has not been verified, please submit an application to participate in our program, available here.(external link)  Once your school is verified, we will provide you with your school’s nomination form and next steps.

When can I nominate student?

Nominations will be accepted beginning in September.  This year’s deadline to nominate a Pearson Scholar is November 30th, 2022.

Can I nominate more than one student?

Schools can nominate one student per year. The Pearson Scholarship is designed to recognize outstanding students from around the globe.  Part of the selection process involves your school choosing your top candidate for nomination. We encourage schools to nominate the student that best exemplifies the qualities of a Pearson Scholar.

When will my student nominee receive a decision?

Pearson Scholarship recipients will be notified by the end of April 2023.

Can I nominate a student even if they haven’t applied to U of T?

Yes, you can nominate a student who has not yet applied for admission to U of T. However, in order to submit the scholarship application, students must apply for admission to U of T.

I have more questions—whom can I contact?

Please direct all your enquiries to pearson.scholarship@utoronto.ca

Application deadline

September 30, 2022

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