The Lester B. Pearson International Scholarship Program is offered by the University of Toronto to its international students in recognition of their academic performance, achievements, and creativity. The scholarship is awarded to incoming undergraduate students of the University of Toronto.
For international students, Lester B. Pearson International Scholarship Program is one of the most prestigious and competitive scholarships awarded by the U of T. It will cover the cost of attendance and cost of living in Canada including other expenses like books, incidental fees, and others.
|Scholarship Type||Merit-Based, College-Specific, Full-Ride-Scholarships|
|Organization||University of Toronto|
|No. of Scholarships||37|
|International Students Eligible||Yes|
|Scholarship Website Link||https://future.utoronto.ca/scholarships/lester-b-pearson-international-scholarship-program/|
To be considered for the Lester B. Pearson International Scholarship Program, applicants must first obtain admissions at the University of Toronto.
Only students who are freshmen and applying to UG programs at the university will be eligible for the Lester B. Pearson International Scholarship Program. Along with this, applicants must fulfill certain eligibility criteria listed below:
Students NOT Eligible for Lester B. Pearson International Scholarship Program:
Students, who meet the eligibility criteria, have to complete the application process for the Lester B. Pearson International Scholarship Program. Prospective candidates must follow the below-mentioned steps to apply for the scholarship provided by the University of Toronto:
The important deadlines by which each step of the application process must be complete have been mentioned in the table below:
|School nomination||November 29, 2019|
|Submission of admission application||December 13, 2019|
|Submission of scholarship application||January 15, 2020|
Approximately 37 incoming students of the UToronto UG program are awarded under Lester B. Pearson International Scholarship Program. Recipients are majorly selected based on the:
Any scholarships awarded will be valid and acceptable only at the University of Toronto.
Note: If students apply for more than one program and get admission to all of them then, the scholarship will be applicable only for the first choice of program and not the subsequent ones.
Students who have applied for the Lester B. Pearson International Scholarship Program can expect to get a reply regarding the University’s decision by the end of April 2020. The grant details of the scholarship have been presented in a tabular form below:
|Eligible Candidates||International students across the world|
|Number of Scholarships||37|
|Scholarship Award||Tuition fees|
This scholarship is awarded in the name of the father of modern peacekeeping i.e. Lester B. Pearson. He was one of the greatest prime ministers of Canada and only Canadian to win a Nobel Prize for peace.
The scholarship targets to reduce the financial pressure of the students who have leadership qualities and can contribute in various fields of development. The University of Toronto can be one of the best options for the students to study in Canada as it is one of the best Canadian universities for higher studies