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:
- Faculty of Arts & Science
- University of Toronto Mississauga
- University of Toronto Scarborough
- Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering
- Note: International applicants are highly encouraged to complete the Financial Information section of the Engineering Online Student Profile to be eligible for consideration.
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 in the first year of study. This award is not renewable.
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.