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Scholarships at University of Toronto

There are 3 scholarships available at University of Toronto.

Lester B. Pearson International Scholarship Program

Study level

Undergraduate

Eligibility requirements

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.

Eligibility:

  • an international student (i.e. a non-Canadian requiring a study permit)
  • an original and creative thinker committed to school and community
  • a high achiever in academic and creative pursuits
  • enthusiastic about learning and intellectual exploration
  • a strong leader with demonstrated leadership skills
  • currently in their final year of secondary school or have graduated no earlier than June 
  • intending to begin university in the upcoming academic year (students already attending post-secondary studies cannot be considered; students starting their studies in January prior to the start of studies at U of T in another post-secondary institution cannot be considered)
  • nominated by their current secondary school through our online nomination process

Application details

To apply, you'll need to:

  1. Receive a nomination from your school. (High schools not already contacted/verified are asked to submit an application to participate in our program which can be accessed within the main Lester B. Pearson International Scholarship.
  2. Apply to study at the University of Toronto to begin your studies in September and complete your application for admission by the appropriate deadlines.
  3. Once we've received a nomination and you've applied to the university, you can complete the online Lester B. Pearson Scholarship application.

Value details

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.

President’s Scholars of Excellence Program

Study level

Undergraduate

Eligibility requirements

To be awarded to the University's most outstanding secondary school students on admission. Recipients must be applying to the first year of direct-entry undergraduate studies.

Application details

Automatically Considered

Value details

Program includes a CAN $10,000 entrance scholarship in the student's first year of studies, access to part-time on-campus employment during second year, and guaranteed access to an international learning opportunity during their U of T experience.

University of Toronto Scholars Program

Study level

Undergraduate

Eligibility requirements

Outstanding international secondary school students are considered automatically for these awards on the basis of their average at the time of admission (applicants who have previously attended a post-secondary institution are not eligible for U of T Scholars consideration).

Eligibility: To be awarded to the University's most outstanding secondary school students on admission. Recipients must be applying to the first year of direct-entry undergraduate studies.

Application details

No separate application is required as they are merit-based. 

Value details

Value CAN $7,500 each

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