The University of Toronto’s Lester B. Pearson International Scholarships offer exceptional international students the chance of a lifetime to attend one of the top universities in the world while living in one of the most diverse cities in the world. The scholarship program’s goal is to honor students that excel in their academics, are exceptionally creative, and are regarded as school leaders. The student’s influence on their school and community, as well as their future potential to make a beneficial contribution to the world community are given specific consideration.

These scholarships, which are given out annually, honor deserving students from all around the world, including foreigners who attend Canadian high schools. The most renowned and competitive scholarship available to overseas students at the University of Toronto. For four years, full housing support as well as tuition, books, and incidentals are all included in the Lester B. Pearson International Scholarships. The grant is exclusively valid for first-year undergraduate programs at the University of Toronto. The number of Lester B. Pearson Scholars will be around 37 per year.

You must be nominated by your school and apply to the University of Toronto for undergraduate study in order to be considered a Pearson Scholar. Inquire about nominations from the guidance counselor at your school. Your private, secure link to the Lester B. Pearson International Scholarship application will be emailed to you once you have been nominated and submitted an application to the University of Toronto.

Students who have showed remarkable academic ability and inventiveness, who are recognized as leaders in their schools, and who have the potential to make future contributions to the global community are considered to be Pearson Scholars. By virtue of their range of interests, intellectual vigor, and influence on the life of their school and society, they can be distinguished from other kids who may have similar good academic accomplishments.

Scholarship Details

  • Country: Canada
  • Organization: University of Toronto
  • Gender: Male/Female
  • Degree: Undergraduate
  • Deadlines
    • Deadline for school nominations: November 30, 2022
    • Deadline for student OUAC applications: December 14, 2022
    • The deadline for student scholarship applications: January 6, 2023

Benefits of the Scholarship

For four years, full housing support as well as tuition, books, and incidentals are all included in the Lester B. Pearson International Scholarships.

Eligibility Criteria

To participate for the Pearson International Scholarship, you must be:

  • A non-Canadian international student who wants a study visa.
  • You are currently enrolled in your last year of secondary school or will have graduated no earlier than June 2022.
  • Beginning your academic career in September 2023 at the University of Toronto.


  • Students who are enrolled in post-secondary education already are not eligible.
  • Students who will begin their studies at another post-secondary institution in January 2023 will not be considered for this program.

How to apply?

In order to apply, you must:

  • Get a nomination from your high school (to participate in our program, high schools must submit an application that is available here).
  • To start your studies at U of T in 2023 and finish your admissions application by the due dates visit here

Note: Please be aware that you will be given the Pearson Scholarship consideration for your first choice of U of T program. The Pearson Scholarship, if granted to you, would be limited to your first choice of program at U of T at the time our scholarship decisions are announced. You may apply to many programs and be admitted to them all.

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  1. Assalam Alaikum, may Allah’s mercy and blessings be upon us, we have never been able to study properly in Afghanistan, the land is not favorable for us, that’s why we want to study abroad properly.

  2. I am a medical student in Afghanistan and I want to continue my studies in Canadian University. I hope you will be my colleague.

  3. Hi hope you are save and sound i need or i have interest to follow my study abroad plz if possible select me for this opperunities

  4. Hello.
    My name is Mohammad jawad and I am a pharmacist in Afghanistan I want learn to Canada my education.

  5. Hello
    I’m Zahra Elyasi from Afghanistan.
    I’m 14 years old and I’m 7 class.
    we are 3 people in our family so can you help me please I’m first student in my school I’m very intelligent please help me I want to be a doctor.
    Pleas help me please I just want study

    Zahra Elyasi

  6. Hello ‘ I’m Zahra Elyasi from Afghanistan I’m 12 years old class 7 please help me .
    We are three people in our family me my dad and my mother so I just want study please help me please
    I’m only douther in our family. Im the first student in my school.
    Please help me please I just want study.

  7. Dear ladies and gentlemen man.
    My name is samiullah I am 18 years old and I am from Afghanistan and I have my complete documents of my school .as you know taliban has taken over government of Afghanistan. the economy of Afghanistan is very weak my father got Extremely injured in a car accident before my father was fine and I was able to go to school and to work but now nobody of our family can work and I can’t continue the school and university anymore.we just need all the money for food .so please give me a chance to start my study here .and give me a scholarship.

    1. My name is ferdawos my father name is abdul shcool is finished.iam 18 years old. I can speak english.
      My number phone is 0777109287

  8. I like to work and study in this country because I am poor person and I don’t pay high money for universities in my country.
    Thinks you

  9. Dear Sir, I am Haseebullah, the son of Ahmadullah, I graduated from one of the private universities in Afghanistan. Because of the bad conditions in Afghanistan, I can no longer continue my studies because of the bad conditions. Please help the humanitarians so that I can seek refuge in your country and continue with my studies and my future. Thank you

  10. Hello, my name is Hameedullah Imran, and I am busy studying at Kateb University in Afghanistan, but from now on, I cannot study at Kateb University due to the safety of my life, because our university is under the threat of ISIS militants. I am very interested in my studies. I can continue, but there is no hope of survival in our country and even the courses and universities are all threatened.

    1. Hello dear
      We are aware of all the conditions in Afghanistan. We know that the situation there is very bad. If you want to be included in these scholarships, you must register.

  11. Hi I am Mohammad Rafie khaliqi son of paiwand Ali right now I have good mind so I am ready for study and get scholarships.

  12. I want to study my bachelor’s degree in your country, because there is no place to study in our country, Afghanistan. I hope you will work with me, thank

  13. My name is ferdawos my father mame is abdul habib my school is finished.
    And work in the company.and i love study in other conutry. Iam from afghanistan. I can speak english. My unmber phone is 0777109289.and 0789277463

  14. Я Илхомуддин халимов таджик из Таджикистана хочу учить и работать в канаду

  15. hello dear my name is parwana i am from afghanistan i want to study in your country please help me سلام اسم من پروانه است و مه میخواهم در کشور کانادا تحصیل نمایم چون من یک دخترم و در افغانستان به من اجازه تحصیل نمی دهندد

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