International Students

The majority of our admission scholarships for international undergraduate applicants are awarded through our automatic awards programs.  International secondary students are considered for these awards 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. 

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.


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.

University of Toronto’s International Scholarship:

India and U.S.A

This is a new scholarship offered to a select group of international students. Undergraduate students from India and U.S.A are automatically considered for the University of Toronto’s International Scholarship.  Recipients will be notified by early May.

The scholarship is renewable for up to four academic years and is contingent on you maintaining your academic standing at U of T. Except for the Lester B. Pearson International Scholarship, this scholarship may be combined with other scholarships.

Details regarding the scholarship will be included in your scholarship offer.

Other international scholarships

International admission scholarships are also offered by divisions:

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 Scholarship sorter by selecting the appropriate filters to view other scholarships that may be available.