Lester B. Pearson International Scholarship Program 2018/2019 for study in Canada

Application Deadline:

School Nomination deadline: November 30th, 2017; Student Application deadline: January 15th, 2018

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.   Awarded annually, these scholarships recognize outstanding students from around the world, including international students studying at Canadian high schools. This is U of T’s most prestigious and competitive scholarship for international students. Each year approximately 37 students will be named Lester B. Pearson Scholars.


  • The Lester B. Pearson International Scholarships will cover tuition, books, incidental fees, and full residence support for four years. The scholarship is tenable only at the University of Toronto.

Eligibility Requirements:

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

Eligibility Criteria:

  • an international student
  • 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 2017
  • intending to begin university in the upcoming academic year (students already attending post-secondary studies cannot be considered)
How to Apply:

To apply, you’ll need to:

Selection Procedure: On the basis of application/eligibility criteria, approximately 37 Lester B. Pearson Scholars at the University of Toronto will be chosen annually. These scholarships are tenable only at the University of Toronto.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Lester B. Pearson International Scholarship Program 2018 /2019


6 responses to “Lester B. Pearson International Scholarship Program 2018/2019 for study in Canada”

  1. kevi paul Avatar

    comment est ce que je peux avoir des informations sur les bourses en cours

  2. Minzi^^ Avatar

    My name is minzi. I’m 18 years old girl from Laos (South East Asia) and i’m studying AS levels (grade 11).I will try hard to get my best A levels scores in the next 2 years. So i would like to know what qualifications are required to get this fully funded scholarship? (e.g: 3 AAA a levels or 3 ABB a levels… plus IELTS 7.0 7.5??)

  3. Fombu Mbuck Joy Avatar

    Comment:I love to be part. what can I do to apply for this scholarship?

  4. Musa Ihsanu Sadisu Avatar
    Musa Ihsanu Sadisu

    I want to apply for the Lester B scholarship 2019, i want to know the date the application will be open again. thanks

  5. Abraham Temesgen Avatar
    Abraham Temesgen

    I want to learn On masters of construction engineering and i am apply from Ethiopian country

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