Lester B. Pearson International Scholarship at University of Toronto, Canada

The Lester B. Pearson International Scholarship Program at the University of Toronto is designed to reward international students who have excelled in academics and who are recognized as leaders within their schools.

A significant focus is put on the student’s effect on the lives of their school and community, as well as their future potential to positively contribute to the global community. The scholarship will cover tuition, books, incidental fees, and full residence support for four years.

Host Institution(s): University of Toronto, Canada.
Course Starts: Sept 2021
Award: Bachelors Degree
Deadline: 30 Nov 2021/17 Jan 2022 (annual)
Level/Field of study: Undergraduate programme offered at the University
Number of Awards: 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.


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 2021.

Beginning your studies at the University of Toronto in September 2022 (students already attending post-secondary studies cannot be considered; students starting their studies in January 2022 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:

Application Deadline

  • The school nomination deadline is 30 November 2021.
  • The student admissions deadline is 15 December 2021 (you are recommended to apply before 7 November 2021).
  • The scholarship application deadline is 17 January 2022.


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

Official Scholarship Website:  Lester B. Pearson International Scholarship Program at University of Toronto