Lester B. Pearson Scholarship Program 2023/2024 for International Students

Lester B. Pearson Scholarship Program 2023/2024 for International Students

The Lester B Pearson Scholarship is a fully-funded scholarship at the University of Toronto is open to students who wish to become a Pearson scholar.

Lester b Pearson scholarship was established to assist outstanding international students with demonstrated financial needs study at the University of Toronto which is one of the best universities in the world.

Key Scholarship Details

These are some of the key details about the ongoing Lester B. Pearson Scholarship Program

  • Scholarship Sponsors: Lester b Pearson
  • Host Country: University of Toronto, Canada
  • Study Level: Undergraduate
  • Scholarship type: Fully-Funded
  • Number of Awards: Up to 37
  • Duration of Program: Four years.
  • Eligible Countries: International

Details About the Lester B. Pearson Scholarship Program:

The Lester B. Pearson International Scholarship Program at the University of Toronto intends to provide opportunities for excellent international students who display special academic success and creativity as well as who are notable in the school as leaders. Equally, the students must prove the special impact they have had on the life of their school and community, and their future potential to contribute positively to the global community.

Given yearly, the scholarships aim to recognize outstanding students from all over the world. Included are international students studying at Canadian high schools. Undoubtedly, this is the University of Toronto’s most important and competitive scholarship for international students.  For that reason, each year, approximately 37 students will be named Lester B. Pearson Scholars.

Value of the Award: The Lester B Pearson International Scholarship will cover the tuition, books, incidental fees as well as full residence support for the duration of the program, which is four years.


Eligibility Criteria for the Lester B. Pearson Scholarship Program

An international student nominated by their school will be invited to submit an application to the Lester B Pearson International Scholarship program. Here, 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
  • have demonstrated strong leadership skills
  • enthusiastic about learning and intellectual exploration
  • 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)

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


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.(external link))(external link)
  2. Apply to study at the University of Toronto(external link) to begin your studies in 2023 and complete your application for admission by the appropriate deadlines(external link).  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.


  1. Visit the Official Website for Further Details

    Application Deadline: 30th November 2022


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