Study in Canada 2023|The Lester B. Pearson Scholarships at the University of Toronto

Study in Canada 2023|The Lester B. Pearson Scholarships at the University of Toronto

To turn out to be a Pearson Scholar, you need to be nominated by using your college and practice to undergraduate research at the University of Toronto.

Ask your college preparation counsellor about being nominated. Once you’ve been nominated and have utilized to the University of Toronto, you will be despatched a personalized, impenetrable hyperlink to the Lester B. Pearson International Scholarship application.

Pearson Scholars are college students who have established exquisite educational success and creativity, who are general as leaders inside their school, and who have the possible to make a contribution to the international neighborhood in the future.

They can be individual from different college students who can also have equally excessive educational outcomes through advantage of their breadth of interest, mental strength and have an effect on on the existence of their school and community.


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);
  • currently in your final year of secondary school or have graduated no earlier than June 2022
  • beginning your studies at the University of Toronto in September 2023 (students already attending post-secondary studies cannot be considered; students starting their studies in January 2023 at another post-secondary institution cannot be considered)

Application Process

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.

Pearson Scholarship Deadlines

  • School nomination deadline: November 30, 2022
  • Student OUAC application deadline: December 14, 2022 (Please note this is the final date to submit an application to the OUAC; however, it is recommended you apply for admission through the OUAC before November 7, 2022 as spaces in programs fill-up quickly and popular programs may close early.)
  • Student scholarship application deadline: January 16, 2023