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  • Writer's pictureOmran Aburayya

Lester B. Pearson International Scholarships at the University of Toronto 2025 (Undergraduate)

Applications are now open for the Lester B. Pearson International Scholarships at the University of Toronto.

The Lester B. Pearson International Scholarships at the University of Toronto provide an unparalleled opportunity for outstanding international students to study at one of the world’s best universities in one of the world’s most multicultural cities.

Awarded annually, these scholarships recognize outstanding students from around the world, including international students studying at Canadian high schools.The Lester B. Pearson International Scholarships will cover tuition, books, incidental fees, and full residence support for four years. The scholarship is tenable only at the University of Toronto for first-entry, undergraduate programs. Each year approximately 37 students will be named Lester B. Pearson Scholars.


Lester B. Pearson Scholarship Summary

Country: Canada

Host University: University of Toronto

Study Level: Undergraduate (Bachelor's)

Duration: 4 Years

Funding: Fully Funded

# of awards: 37

Deadline : October 18, 2024


Eligibility and Requirements

To become a Pearson Scholar, you must be nominated by your school and apply to undergraduate studies at the University of Toronto. Ask your school guidance counsellor about being nominated. Once you’ve been nominated and have applied to the University of Toronto, you will be sent a personalized, secure link to the Lester B. Pearson International Scholarship application.

To be eligible to apply to the Pearson International Scholarship, you must be:

  • an international student (i.e. a non-Canadian requiring a study permit);

  • enrolled in your final year of senior secondary school in 2024/2025 or have graduated no earlier than June 2024

  • beginning your studies at the University of Toronto in September 2025 (students already attending post-secondary studies cannot be considered; students starting their post-secondary studies in January 2025 at another post-secondary institution cannot be considered).


Application and Nomination Process

The 2025 Competition opens on July 1, 2024. 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 the program, available here. High schools who have participated in a previous year will receive their nomination access starting July 1, 2024.

2). Apply to study at the University of Toronto

by October 18, 2024 in order to begin your studies in September 2025 . 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 the university receives your nomination and you’ve applied to the university, you can complete the online Lester B. Pearson Scholarship application by November 8, 2024. You will receive a private link to the scholarship application when you are successfully nominated by your school.

Submit all necessary documentation online by November 8, 2024.

Pearson Scholarship Deadlines

Nomination deadline: October 11, 2024

Admission application deadline: October 18, 202

Student scholarship application deadline and documentation submission deadline: November 8, 2024





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