International Students

The majority of our admission scholarships for international undergraduate applicants are automatically awarded as a part of the admissions review process. The two major admission awards are the University of Toronto Scholars Program and President’s Scholars of Excellence Program.  No separate application is required as they are merit-based. You can find more information about these awards by using the Award Explorer.

Lester B. Pearson International Scholarship

International secondary applicants may also be considered for the Lester B. Pearson International Scholarship program if nominated by their high school. This scholarship program is intended to recognize students who demonstrate exceptional academic achievement who are recognized as leaders within their school.

Notice About Fraudulent Pearson Scholarship Offers

The University of Toronto has been alerted to fraudulent emails that offer to assist students with applications to our Lester B. Pearson International Scholarship program. Please exercise caution when researching scholarship opportunities and assessing communications about our programs. The University of Toronto does not work with recruitment agents or agencies. Students interested in applying for a Lester B. Pearson International Scholarship should follow the instructions on this website and submit their applications directly to the University.

International Scholar Awards

The International Scholar Awards are automatically awarded to exceptional international students across U of T’s largest divisions and faculties. These renewable awards are offered upon admission and have a total value of over $100,000.

Learn more about the International Scholar Awards through the divisions that offer them:

International Merit Admission Award

Offered upon admission to selected international students in the Faculty of Arts & Science on the basis of merit. Students are automatically considered for this award, which is valued at up to $50,000 over four consecutive years, or until degree completion, whichever comes first (up to $20,000 in the first year and renewable for $10,000 in the second, third and fourth years). This award is not renewable for students admitted to the Faculty of Arts & Science prior to 2023.

In-Course Scholarships

Beyond our admission scholarships, University of Toronto students have access to over 5,900 in-course scholarships every year.  We recommend international students use the Award Explorer by selecting the appropriate filters to view other scholarships that may be available to you.