The Lester B. Pearson Scholarship is provided by the prestigious University of Toronto. The University of Toronto was founded by a royal charter in 1827 as King's College. It was originally controlled by the Church of England. It took up its present name in 1850 after claiming secular status.

The University of Toronto is ranked 18th among the world's best global universities. It offers over 700 undergraduate and 200 graduate courses. In this article, we will tell you about the most talked-about scholarship of The University of Toronto i.e. Lester B. Pearson scholarship for International students. 

About the scholarship:- This scholarship is provided to students who are exceptional in academics and are creative. The student should also be a proven leader of their school, as the University expects the student to impact the global community positively. The scholarship covers tuition fees, books, incidental fees, and full resident support for four years. Every year approximately 37 students are awarded this scholarship.

Eligibility to Apply for this Scholarship

To apply for the Lester B. Pearson scholarship for International students, you need to meet the following requirements:- 

  • You should be a Non-Canadian national requiring a study permit.
  • Should be currently in the final year of secondary school or must have completed secondary school no earlier than June 2022.
  • Should be 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)
  • Good in academics and should have a record of participation in creative programs in their school.
  • Should have demonstrated leadership skills in school.

How to Apply:- 

To apply for the scholarship, you must be nominated by your school guidance scholar. Once nominated by your school, you can apply for the scholarship by going to the official website of the University of Toronto. Follow the below steps to apply for the scholarship. 

  • Request and receive a nomination letter from your school.
  • Apply to the university by completing the admission application before the deadline i.e December 14, 2022. 
  • Once you have sent the nomination and applied to the university, you can fill up the Lester B. Pearson scholarship before January 16, 2023.


Final Deadline

Applied Science and Engineering (including International Foundation Program)

January 13

Architecture, Landscape, and Design (including International Foundation Program)

January 13

Faculty of Arts and Science, U of T St. George (including International Foundation Program)

January 13

Bachelor of Information

May 15 (Extended to June 30)

Kinesiology & Physical Education

January 13 (Extended to April 1 for INTERNAL Application)

Music (including International Foundation Program)

January 13

Medical Radiation Sciences

February 1


January 15 (Extended to January 22)

Physician Assistant

January 18

U of T Mississauga (all programs except Theatre & Drama program)

January 13 (Extended to February 1)

U of T Mississauga - Theatre & Drama program

January 13 (Extended to January 24)

U of T Scarborough

January 13 (Extended to June 15 for some programs. Refer to the application for details.)


Note:- Though you can apply for multiple scholarships, you will receive scholarship only for a single course, which you give preference to, not to multiple programs. Also do not delay in applying for the scholarship as your preferred course might be not available to take after the delay.

How can Wemakescholars help

Wemakescholars is an organization that is funded by the Ministry of IT, Government of India under the Digital India Campaign. The motive of WMS is to provide unbiased education loans to students who wish to pursue higher studies. As it is funded by the Government of India, it does not charge any service cost. In case you don't get the scholarship then you can go for an education loan through Wemakescholars. We will help you get an education loan by connecting you to suitable lenders and getting the best deal for you. Click on this link to check your eligibility for an education loan. 

There are tons of benefits of studying at prestigious institutions like the one we have talked about. Apply for the scholarship as soon as possible, but in case you are not eligible for the given scholarship, then you can go to the scholarship section on our portal, where you will have more than 2500 scholarships to apply for. In case you do not get a scholarship from there also, then you can request a callback from our team to guide you for an education loan. It is our aim to help academically excellent students who want to study at such precious institutions fulfill their wishes as we do not want students to be deprived of education merely because of a lack of funds. So! Enough of thinking! Apply for an educational loan through Wemakescholars today!