University of Toronto Lester B. Pearson Scholarship 2024 for International Students

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Last Updated on June 12, 2023

Lester B. Pearson Scholarship 2024

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 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.

Aim and Benefits of University of Toronto Lester B. Pearson Scholarship

  • The scholarship program is intended to recognize students who demonstrate exceptional academic achievement and creativity and who are recognized as leaders within their school.
  • The Lester B. Pearson International Scholarships will cover tuition, books, incidental fees, and full residence support for four years.

Requirements for University of Toronto Lester B. Pearson Scholarship Qualification

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 2023
  • Beginning your studies at the University of Toronto in September 2024 (students already attending post-secondary studies cannot be considered; students starting their studies in January 2024 at another post-secondary institution cannot be considered).

Interview date, Process and Venue for University of Toronto Lester B. Pearson Scholarship

Pearson Scholarship Deadlines

  • School nomination deadline: November 30, 2023
  • Student OUAC admission application deadline: December 15, 2023 (Please note this is the final date to submit an application to the OUAC; although you can apply up to December 15 2023, it is recommended you apply for admission through the OUAC as soon as possible. The recommended date to apply for admission is before November 7, 2023 as spaces in programs fill-up quickly and popular programs may close early.)
  • Student scholarship application deadline: January 15, 2024

Application Deadline: January 15, 2024

How to Apply

The 2024 Competition opens in September 2023. To apply, you will need to:

For more details, visit University of Toronto website


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