President's Scholars of Excellence Program (PSEP)

President's Scholars of Excellence Program (PSEP). Banner. The UTM Instructional Centre building.

What is PSEP?

Welcome to the UTM President's Scholars of Excellence Community!

PSEP distinction is offered to a small number of highly qualified students. At UTM, PSEP offers the following privileges. 

Entrance Scholarship

Department/Unit: University of Toronto Awards Office

Upon your admission to the University of Toronto Mississauga, you will have received an entrance scholarship to aid in the payment of tuition in your first year. Questions related to your scholarship should be directed to the U of T Awards Office:

Faculty-Student Mentorship Program

Department/Unit: Centre for Student Engagement

The Centre for Student Engagement will connect you to a faculty mentor in your home department. Access to a faculty mentor is a unique opportunity for you to develop a close relationship with a faculty member in your chosen academic field and get valuable advice and guidance early in your academic career.

You are encouraged to use this program to give yourself a powerful boost as you embark on your new and exciting journey at UTM!

If you are a faculty member interested in becoming a PSEP mentor, please contact Charesma Biaspal at

Admission to utmONE Scholars

Department/Unit: Institute for the Study of University Pedagogy (ISUP)

In your first year, you are guaranteed admission to a utmONE Scholars seminar. These are smaller sized classes aimed to engage students and develop their critical thinking and effective communication skills.

An invitation to apply is sent to all incoming high-achieving students, including PSEP students, at the beginning of summer. The application period for the 2023-2024 Academic Year is June 26, 2023.

Research Experience

Department/Unit: Experiential Education Unit (EEU)

The Research Opportunity Program (ROP) gives PSEP students from second to fourth year a chance to participate in the research of a faculty member while earning course credit. Through the ROP you will gain practical skills and knowledge that can be applied to careers or toward future graduate studies.

You can view projects and submit your application through the ROPAPP.  PSEP students can self-identify during the ROP application process.

If you are interested in participating in a Research Opportunity Program, you can apply in your first year of study. ROP projects are available for students in early March. A detailed table is available through the Experiential Education Unit website.

International Learning Opportunity

Department/Unit: International Education Centre (IEC)

As a PSEP student, you have priority access to global learning supports to help you find the right global opportunity for you.

PSEP students can contact the IEC for more information.


For all questions and feedback regarding President's Scholars of Excellence Program (PSEP), please contact:

Charesma Biaspal

Student Engagement Coordinator, Transition Programs

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