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Study in Canada: Lester B. Pearson Scholarship Program 2022/2023 for International Students at University of Toronto

Applications for the Lester B. Pearson Scholarship are now open. Become a Pearson scholar.

Application Deadlines:

  • School nomination deadline: November 30, 2021
  • Student OUAC application deadline: December 15, 2021 (Please note this is the final date to submit an application to the OUAC; however, it is recommended you apply for admission through the OUAC before November 7, 2021 as spaces in programs fill-up quickly and popular programs may close early.)
  • Student scholarship application deadline: January 17, 2022

Eligible Countries: International

To Be Taken At (Country): University of Toronto. Canada

About the Award: The Lester B. Pearson International Scholarship Program at the University of Toronto is intended to recognize international 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.  Each year approximately 37 students will be named Lester B. Pearson Scholars.

Type: Undergraduate

Eligibility: An international student nominated by their school will be invited to submit an application to the Lester B. Pearson International Scholarship program.

An eligible candidate is:

  • an international student (i.e. a non-Canadian requiring a study permit)
  • an original and creative thinker
  • committed to school and community
  • a high achiever in academic and creative pursuits
  • enthusiastic about learning and intellectual exploration
  • have demonstrated strong leadership skills
  • currently in their final year of secondary school or have graduated no earlier than June 2021
  • intending to begin university in the upcoming academic year (students already attending post-secondary studies cannot be considered; students starting their studies in January 2021 at another post-secondary institution cannot be considered)

Number of Awards: Up to 37

Value of Award: The Lester B. Pearson International Scholarships will cover tuition, books, incidental fees, and full residence support.

Duration of Program: Four years.

How to Apply: 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.)
  2. Apply to study at the University of Toronto to begin your studies in 2022 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.
  3. Once we’ve received a nomination and you’ve applied to the university, you can complete the online Lester B. Pearson Scholarship application.

Visit the Program Webpage for Details

  1. Grace says

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  2. Chukwuemeka Deborah says


  3. Nwafor Goodness says

    How do I apply from Nigeria

  4. Clive says

    I need your help

  5. Robert Samuel Bassey says

    I will love to get admission into the school

  6. ketema Teklu says

    I would be eger to learn in canada

  7. Restituto Mba Alo Nnang says

    hello sir or madame, hop you are doing well .
    I am Restituto Mba Alo Nnang from Equatorial Guinea i love to participated but my country is not in the list and also we are not speak English’s only Spanish , who can i applying for scholarship or above mentioned?

  8. Nebeyu Tefera says

    Hi my name is Nebeyu Tefera and I want a fully funded scholarship in the western countries like Canada I didn’t find any can you give me a name please. Thank you.

  9. Felek says

    I need your scholarship.

  10. Feleke says

    seeking a scholar shipchance

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