University of Toronto Lester B. Pearson International Scholarships 2024

Deadline: 30th of November, 2023

The application period for the University of Toronto Lester B. Pearson International Scholarships for 2023/2024 has opened. Lester B. Pearson International Scholarships help high-achieving students study at one of the world’s top and most prestigious universities, the University of Toronto in Canada.

The Lester B. Pearson scholarship is the most prestigious and competitive grant available to overseas students at U and T. It is meant to honor kids who have demonstrated remarkable academic success and inventiveness, as well as who are regarded as leaders in their school and society. The scholarship is awarded yearly and includes tuition, books, incidental fees, and full residential assistance for four years.


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).


  • Scholarship will cover tuition, books, incidental fees, and full residence support for four years.

Application :

To apply, you will need to:

  • 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 in September. High schools who have participated in a previous year will receive their nomination access starting in early September.
  • Apply to study at the University of Toronto(external link) to begin your studies in September 2024 and complete your application for admission by the appropriate deadlines.  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.
  • Once we’ve received a nomination and you have applied to the university, you can complete the online Lester B. Pearson Scholarship application.  You will receive a private link to the scholarship application when you are successfully nominated by your school.

Click here to apply 

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