How to Apply for the Fully Funded Lester B. Pearson Scholarship in Canada 2024-2025

Lester B. Pearson Scholarship

The Lester B. Pearson International Scholarship Program at the University of Toronto is a global initiative aimed at fostering international understanding and collaboration. Named after former Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson, it provides students worldwide with a unique chance to pursue their academic goals at Canada’s top institution.


This prestigious scholarship program offers exceptional opportunities to exceptional students worldwide, demonstrating the university’s commitment to fostering global excellence.

Host Institution

University of Toronto, Canada

Field of study:

Undergraduate programs offered at the University

Number of awards:

Each year, approximately 37 students will be named Lester B. Pearson Scholars.

Target group:

International students from around the world, including international students studying at Canadian high schools.

Scholarship value/inclusions/duration:

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


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

  • • an international student (i.e. a non-Canadian requiring a study permit);
  • • You are currently in your final year of secondary school or have graduated no earlier than June 2023
  • • beginning your studies at the University of Toronto in September 2024 (students already attending post-secondary studies cannot be considered; students starting their studies in January 2024 at another post-secondary institution cannot be considered)

Application instructions:

Applications will open in September 2023.

To become a Pearson Scholar, you must be nominated by your school and apply for undergraduate studies at the University of Toronto. To apply, you’ll need to:

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The school nomination deadline is November 30, 2023. The student admissions deadline is December 15, 2023 (you are recommended to apply before November 7, 2023). The scholarship application deadline is January 15, 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:

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