Lester B. Pearson Scholarship Program 2020/2021 for International Students to study in Canada

The Lester B. Pearson International Scholarship Program at the University of Toronto is intended to recognize international students who demonstrate exceptional academic achievement and creativity and who are recognized as leaders within their school.

A special emphasis is placed on the impact the student has had on the life of their school and community, and their future potential to contribute positively to the global community.

Application Deadlines:

School nomination deadline: November 29, 2020
Student OUAC application deadline: December 13, 2020 (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, 2020 as spaces in programs fill-up quickly and popular programs may close early.)
Student scholarship application deadline: January 15, 2021.
Eligible Countries: International
To Be Taken At (Country): University of Toronto. Canada
Value of Award: The Lester B. Pearson International Scholarships will cover tuition, books, incidental fees, and full residence support.

An eligible candidate is:

an international student (i.e. a non-Canadian requiring a study permit)
an original and creative thinker
committed to school and community
a high achiever in academic and creative pursuits
enthusiastic about learning and intellectual exploration
have demonstrated strong leadership skills
currently in their final year of secondary school or have graduated no earlier than June
intending to begin university in the upcoming academic year (students already attending post-secondary studies cannot be considered; students starting their studies in January 2021 at another post-secondary institution cannot be considered)
Number of Awards: Up to 37
Duration of Program: Four years.

Eligibility: An international student nominated by their school will be invited to submit an application to the Lester B. Pearson International Scholarship program.


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