Lester B. Pearson Overseas Scholarship Program: The University of Toronto’s Lester B. Pearson International Scholarships provide excellent international students an unrivaled chance to study at one of the world’s greatest universities in one of the world’s most multicultural cities. The scholarship program is designed to honor students who excel academically and creatively, as well as those who are recognized as leaders in their schools. The student’s impact on the lives of their school and community, as well as their future potential to contribute constructively to the global community, are given significant consideration.
These scholarships, which are given out annually, honor outstanding students from all over the world, including international students studying in Canadian high schools. This is the most prestigious and competitive international student scholarship at U of T. Lester B. Pearson International Scholarships will cover four years of tuition, books, incidental fees, and complete living expenses. Only the University of Toronto is eligible for the scholarship. Lester B. Pearson Scholars will be named every year to approximately 37 students.
Level of instruction: any
Application Deadline: 15th January, 2023.
These scholarships, which are given out annually, honor outstanding students from all over the world, including international students studying in Canadian high schools. This is the most prestigious and competitive international student scholarship at U of T. The Lester B. Pearson International Scholarships will cover tuition, books.
Eligibility for the Lester B. Pearson International Scholarship Program.
You must be an international student to apply for the Pearson International Scholarship (i.e. a non-Canadian requiring a study permit).
- a unique and creative thinker who is dedicated to her school and community
- a strong achiever in both academics and the arts
- enthusiastic about intellectual discovery and learning
- have shown tremendous leadership abilities
presently enrolled in their senior year of high school or have graduated no earlier than June 2021
planned to enroll in university the following academic year (students already attending post-secondary studies cannot be considered; students starting their studies in January 2022 at another post-secondary institution cannot be considered).
How to Apply for the International Scholarship Program of Lester B. Pearson
To apply, you’ll need to do the following:
You will be nominated by your school. (High schools that have not yet been contacted/verified are encouraged to apply to participate in our program, which can be found on the main Lester B. Pearson International Scholarship webpage, which can be found here.)
Apply to the University of Toronto to begin your studies in 2020, and make sure you submit your application by the deadlines.
You can apply for the Lester B. Pearson Scholarship online after we’ve received your nomination and you’ve applied to the university.
Annually, roughly 37 Lester B. Pearson Scholars will be chosen at the University of Toronto based on application and eligibility requirements. These scholarships are only available for a limited time