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School nomination deadline: November 30, 2020
OUAC Application Deadline for Students: December 14, 2020 (Please note that this is the deadline for submitting an application to OUAC; however, it is recommended to submit an application for admission through OUAC before November 7, 2020, as the bid slots fill quickly and offers may close. Earlier popular.)
Application deadline for student scholarships: January 18, 2021
Eligible Countries: International
To study in (country): University of Toronto. Canada
About the Award: The University of Toronto’s Lester B. Pearson International Scholarship Program aims to honor international students who demonstrate exceptional academic achievement, creativity and are recognized as leaders within their school. Special emphasis is placed on the student’s impact on the life of their school and community, and their future potential to contribute positively to the global community.
These scholarships are awarded annually to honor high-achieving students from around the world, including international students studying in Canadian high schools. This is the most popular and competitive U of T scholarship for international students. Each year, approximately 37 students will be named Lester B. Pearson Scholars.
Type: Bachelor’s degree
Eligibility: An international student nominated by their school will be invited to apply to the Lester B. Pearson International Scholarship Program.
The eligible candidate is:
International student (any non-Canadian person who requires a study permit)
An authentic and creative thinker
Committed to the school and the community
High achievements in academic and creative endeavors
Passionate about learning and intellectual exploration
They demonstrated strong leadership skills
Currently in the last year of high school or graduated no later than June 2020
Intended to start college in the next academic year (students who are already pursuing post-secondary studies cannot be considered; students who begin their studies in January 2020 at another post-secondary institution cannot be considered)
Number of awards: up to 37000
Award Worth: The Lester B. Pearson International Scholarships will cover tuition, books, additional fees, and full accommodation support.
Program duration: four years.
How to Apply: To apply, you will need to:
- 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.)
- Apply to study at the University of Toronto to begin your studies in 2021 and complete your application for admission by the appropriate deadlines. 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.
- Once we’ve received a nomination and you’ve applied to the university, you can complete the online Lester B. Pearson Scholarship application.