The University of Toronto, along with its colleges, faculties and divisions, administer over 5,700 admission awards that total nearly $36 million.
Eligible high school students (including international candidates) are automatically considered for a variety of admission scholarships when you apply to U of T.
U of T also offers awards to Canadian students on the basis of criteria such as financial need, academic merit, Indigenous background, first generation students, demonstrated leadership, etc. A separate supplementary application must be submitted for these awards.
Learn more about admission awards in the guide for first-entry programs: Within Reach: How to Finance Your University of Toronto Experience.
Spotlight: Admission Awards
The National Scholarship program recognizes original and creative thinkers, community leaders, and high academic achievers. It is U of T’s most prestigious award for Canadian high school students entering the university and offers full-ride scholarships to National Scholars.
Lester B. Pearson International Scholarship
The Lester B. Pearson International Scholarship program recognizes international students who demonstrate exceptional academic achievement who are recognized as leaders within their school. The Pearson Scholars receive full-ride scholarships.
U of T Mississauga Guaranteed Entrance Scholarship
U of T Mississauga offers three levels of guaranteed entrance scholarships to all domestic and international students upon admission to their campus with the admitted averages starting at 90.0%.
U of T Scarborough Entrance Scholarships
Domestic students (Canadian citizens and permanent residents) applying from secondary school who are admitted to U of T Scarborough will automatically be considered for entrance scholarships.
University of Toronto Scholars Program
The U of T Scholars Program provides recognition to the University’s outstanding students, at admission and on an on-going basis. In some cases a U of T Scholars award is tenable in conjunction with other admission awards that students may receive from their college/faculty. Outstanding domestic and international secondary school students are considered automatically for these awards on the basis of their average at the time of admission.
President’s Scholars of Excellence Program
Approximately 150 of the most highly qualified students applying to first year of direct-entry, undergraduate studies will be distinguished as President’s Scholars of Excellence. Outstanding domestic and international secondary school students are considered automatically for the President’s Scholars of Excellence Program (PSEP) upon admission (i.e. a separate application is not required).