Lester B. Pearson International Scholarship Program at the University of Toronto

The University of Toronto’s Lester B. Pearson International Scholarship Program is designed to honour international students who exhibit great academic achievement, innovation and are regarded as school leaders.

CDU Vice-Chancellor’s International High Achievers Scholarships

The student’s influence on their school and community and their ability to benefit the world community in the future are greatly considered.

Host Institution(s):

University of Toronto, Canada

Level/Field of Study:

The undergraduate programme offered at the University

Number of Awards:

About 37 students will receive the title of Lester B. Pearson Scholar every year.

Target Group:

Students worldwide, including those attending high schools in Canada, are considered international students.

Scholarship Value/Inclusions/duration:

The scholarship will cover four years of tuition, books, incidental fees, and full residence support.


You must meet the following requirements to be eligible to apply for the Pearson International Scholarship:

  • Suppose you are already enrolled in post-secondary studies or will start at another post-secondary institution in January. In that case, you are not eligible to begin.
  •  You are eligible if you are either in your last year of high school or have graduated recently. 

Application Instructions

Applications are currently closed.

To be considered for the Pearson Scholarship, a student must first be nominated by their school and then apply for undergraduate studies at the University of Toronto. To apply, you’ll need to:

  • Obtain a nomination from your institution. High schools that have yet to be contacted or validated are urged to apply for the nomination privileges offered here.
  •  Submit your application for admission to the University of Toronto by the required dates if you plan to start your studies there in 2024.
  • Once the University receives a nomination and you’ve applied to the University, you can complete the online Lester B. Pearson Scholarship application.

The school nomination deadline is 30 November 2024. The student admissions deadline is 15 December 2024 (you are recommended to apply before 7 November 2024). The scholarship application deadline is 17 January 2024.

It is important to visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.


Official Scholarship Website: http://future.utoronto.ca/pearson/about#about


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