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.
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- University or Organization: University of Toronto
- Areas/Major: Maximum in University
- Course Level: Undergraduate
- Award: Fully Funded
- Access Mode: Online
- Number of Awards: 37
- Nationality: International
- The program can be taken in Canada
- Application Deadline: Application Still Open
aninternational student (i.e. anon-Canadian requiring a study permit) anoriginal and creative thinker committed to school and community ahigh achiever in academic and creative pursuits enthusiasticabout learning and intellectual exploration havedemonstrated strong leadership skills currentlyin their final year of secondary school or have graduated no earlier than June 2019 intendingto begin university in the upcoming academic year (students already attending post-secondary studies cannot be considered; students starting their studies in January 2020 at another post-secondary institution cannot be considered)
English Language Requirements
English is the language of instruction and examination at U of T, and success in our degree programs requires a high level of English language proficiency.
If English is not your first language (i.e. is not the first language you learned at home as a child), you will need to provide evidence of adequate English facility for admission consideration, unless you qualify for an exemption.
You may qualify for an exemption from the English facility requirement if one of the following applies to you:
- You have completed/are completing four or more years of full-time study in a recognized Canadian school (in Canada) that teaches in English
- You have completed/are completing four or more years of full-time study in an English language school located in a country where the dominant language is English
- Your first language is French and you have completed four or more years of full-time studies at a Canadian school
You must be sure to provide your full academic history on your application for admission and provide all relevant transcripts to U of T (after you have submitted your application), so that we can automatically consider you for an exemption on the basis of these criteria.
How to Apply
To apply, you’ll 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 which can be accessed within the main Lester B. Pearson International Scholarship webpage starting here.
- Apply to study at the University of Toronto to begin your studies in 2020 and complete your application for admission by the appropriate deadlines.
- Once we’ve received a nomination and you’ve applied to the university, you can complete the online Lester B. Pearson Scholarship application.
Selection Procedure: Based on application/eligibility criteria, approximately 37 Lester B. Pearson Scholars at the University of Toronto will be chosen annually. These scholarships are tenable only at the University of Toronto
Admission Requirement at University of Toronto
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