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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Course Level: Undergraduate

Eligible Countries: International

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

Eligibility Criteria: 

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

  • an international student
  • 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 2017
  • intending to begin university in the upcoming academic year (students already attending post-secondary studies 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.

Method of Application: 

To apply, you’ll need to:

Scholarship Application Deadlines:

  • School Nomination deadline: 30th November, 2017;
  • Student Application deadline: 15th January, 2018

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Award Providers: Lester B. Pearson International Scholarship program.