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Pearson Scholarship at University of Toronto – Canada for 2024

Opportunity Deadline

November 7, 2023

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Opportunity Details

Canada’s top university, and the sixteenth in the world, is The University of Toronto. For students from 165 countries, it offers fully-funded scholarships (Pearson Scholarship at University of Toronto, Canada) with excellent educational opportunities.

The University of Toronto’s Lester B. Pearson International Scholarship is available to international students who want to attend one of the top universities in the world and who have demonstrated extraordinary academic achievement, innovation, and leadership qualities in their school.

Applications for these yearly scholarships are currently being accepted from international applicants worldwide, including those who are studying in Canadian high schools. The Lester B. Pearson Scholars program awards scholarships to about 37 students annually.

Key Details

  • Location: Toronto, Canada
  • Host Institution: University of Toronto (UoT)
  • Degree: Undergraduate
  • Duration of Scholarship: Four years
  • Funding Type: Fully-funded
  • Eligible Countries: All

Important Dates

  • Appication Starting Date: September 2023
  • School Nomination Deadline: November 30, 2023
  • Recommended Deadline: November 7, 2023
  • Student OUAC application Deadline: December 15, 2023
  • Student Scholarship Application Deadline: January 15, 2024
  • Result notification: End of April 2024

Benefit of Pearson Scholarship

The Pearson Scholarship covers the following expenses for four years of first entery at undergraduated degree:

  • Tuition fee
  • Books
  • Incidental Fees
  • Full residence support

Who Can Apply for Pearson Scholarship?

Applicants should meet the following requirement to be eligible for the Pearson Scholarship:

  • Be an international student from around the world or studying in Canada
  • Be non-Canadian requiring a study permit
  • Studying 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
  • Meet English language proficiency tests:
  1. IELTS 6.5
  2. TOEFL iBT: Minimum Requirement: total score of 100 + 22 on Writing/ Discretionary Range: total score 89-99 + 22 on Writing
  3. Duolingo: 120
  4. Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL): 70
  5. Cambridge English C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency: overall 180

Please check the detials here.


The following category of applicants are not eligible to apply for the Pearson Scholarship:

  • Students already attending post-secondary studies are not eligible
  • Those who want to participate at another post-secondary institution to start their studies in January 2024 are not eligible to apply

How to Apply?

Interested applicants who want to apply for the B. Pearson Scholarship at the University of Toronto should follow these steps:

  • Applicants should receive a nomination from their school (If your high school is not contacted/verified, they are asked to submit an application here in September)
  • Applicants should submit their application for admission by proper deadlines to start their studies in Septemeber 2024.
  • After receiving a nomination and applying to the university, you will get a personalized and secure link to the Lester B. Pearson International scholarship application; then, you can fill and complete the online Lester B. Pearson Scholarship application


  • Pleaes note that applicants can apply for several study programs but the Univeristy only considers for the Pearson Scholarship for their first choice of program at U of T.
  • If your school has not been verified, you can submit an application form to participate in the University of Toronto program. We will provide the nomination form and the next steps when your school is verified.

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