Deadline Centre

IMPORTANT: These deadlines are specific to graduate students. There are additional deadlines in the UBC Academic Calendar that apply to all students. Application deadlines can be found in the prospective student section as well as in each degree program profile.
Name Deadline Description
Neporany Doctoral Fellowship Likely March 2020 The Neporany Doctoral Fellowship, offered by the Canadian Foundation for Ukranian Studies, will be awarded to one or more doctoral students specializing on Ukraine in political science, economics, and related fields (social sciences and political, economic, and social history).
Governor General's Gold Medal Applicants: check with graduate program (likely February 2020); Graduate programs: check with the Dean's office of your disciplinary Faculty; G+PS Deadline: 6 March 2020 at 4:00 pm PST Gold medals are awarded to the graduating students with the most outstanding academic records in a doctoral degree and in a Master's degree with thesis.
The International Development and Diplomacy Internship Programme Likely March 2020 This internship programme is offered by United Nations Association in Canada’s (UNA-Canada) International Development & Diplomacy Internship Programme (IDDIP) to university graduates from many disciplines including: international affairs (relations), peacekeeping and peace building, political science, economics, history, women’s studies, public policy, geography, environmental studies, anthropology, sociology, law, the sciences, engineering, languages, etc.who demonstrate that they have an active interest in the work of the United Nations and UN-related issues.
Dan David Prize Scholarship Tuesday, 10 March 2020 The Dan David Prize awards scholarships to doctoral and post-doctoral researchers, carrying out research in one of the selected fields for the current year.
Scholarships for Exchange Students Likely March 2020 Exchange scholarships are available to students from Caribbean, Asia-Pacific, Africa, South & Central America, Mexico, Caribbean, and Chile to undertake research or study at UBC for a period of 4 to 6 months.
Friedman Award for Scholars in Health Friday, March 13, 2020 at 3:59pm PST The Friedman Award for Scholars in Health supports learning and research opportunities for graduate students or medical residents working in the broad area of health, to bring new perspectives to their education and further their career.
Canadian Student Health Research Forum (CSHRF) Travel Award Applicants: check with your graduate program; Graduate program nomination deadline: likely March 2020 CIHR offers limited travel award funding to PhD students in health sciences for the Canadian Student Health Research Forum (CSHRF).
Killam Connection Likely March 2020 The Killam Connection program provides up to $25,000 to enable UBC faculty to host an interdisciplinary research forum and graduate course.
Anne Vallee Ecological Fund Sunday, 15 March 2020 The Anne Vallée Ecological Fund (AVEF) offers two $1,500 scholarship to support students registered in animal research at the master or doctoral level in a Québec or British Columbia University. The AVEF is focussed on supporting field research in animal ecology, in relation with the impact of human activities such as forestry, industry, agriculture, and fishing.
Foreign Government Awards Program - Korea Likely March 2020 The Government of Korea through the National Institute for International Education Development offers scholarships to Canadians for study/research at the graduate level.
Last Day for Final Doctoral Oral Examinations (Spring 2020 Graduation) Friday, 20 March 2020

Third of four deadlines for Spring 2020 graduation

Last day for final doctoral examinations for Spring 2020 graduation

Kappa Kappa Gamma Foundation of Canada Scholarship for Canadian Women Likely March 2020 The Kappa Kappa Gamma Foundation of Canada offers a graduate scholarship to female Canadian citizens pursuing PhD studies.
Charles D. Gonthier Research Fellowship Likely March 2020 The Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice provides funds for a $7500 Research Fellowship in order to support research related to the Institute's annual conference theme. The completed research is expected to be presented at the Institute’s annual conference and published with its proceedings. Open to faculty and graduate students at Canadian universities.
Canadian Liver Foundation Graduate Studentships Tuesday, 31 March 2020 The objective of the Canadian Liver Foundation (CLF) is to provide support for research and education into the causes, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diseases of the liver. Graduate Studentships and Summer Studentships are intended for scientists-in-training who are working towards obtaining their Masters or Ph.D. and whose research projects are related to liver diseases.
Toptal Scholarships for Women Likely March 2020 Toptal Scholarships for Women provides a stipend of $10,000 USD and one year of mentorship to five future female leaders who want to change the world.
BC Indigenous Student Award Likely March 2020 The Irving K. Barber British Columbia Scholarship Society has established an award program for Indigenous students pursuing studies at the Master’s and Doctoral levels in British Columbia. Renewable awards of $5,000 per year are available.
MCC Canadian Japanese-Mennonite Scholarship Wednesday, 01 April 2020 The Canadian Japanese-Mennonite Scholarship is intended to assist the protection of minority and human rights in Canada, and reduce the potential for abuse of cultural minorities such as that suffered by Japanese Canadians during World War II.
Bullitt Environmental Fellowship Likely April 2020 Bullitt Environmental Fellowship is awarded each year to an outstanding graduate student at a university in the Pacific Northwest who has a strong academic record, a demonstrated capacity for leadership, the promise of emerging as an environmental leader, and a faculty nomination. Students of color, those who come from a disadvantaged background, or who have overcome significant hardship are highly encouraged to apply for this award.
Health System Impact Fellowship Likely April 2020 The Health System Impact (HSI) Fellowship provides doctoral students and post-doctoral fellows studying health services and policy research, or related fields, a unique opportunity to apply their research and analytic talents to critical challenges in health care.
Global Scholarship Programme for Research Excellence Likely April 2020 The programme provides accommodation support to UBC PhD students to undertake short-term research visits at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK).
Gustave O. Arlt Award in the Humanities Check with graduate program; Graduate program nomination deadline: 3 April 2020 at 4:00 pm Named in honor of the first president of the Council of Graduate Schools and first presented in 1972, this award is made annually to a scholar-teacher in the humanities. The recipient must be teaching in a North American university, have earned a doctorate within 7 years of the award date, and have written a book of scholarly importance. Subjects fields are selected annually. Awards have been made in literature, history, linguisitics, foreign languages, philosophy, archaeology and musicology.
Last Day for Final Doctoral Oral Examinations (April 30, 2020 Program End Date) Friday, 03 April 2020

Third of four deadlines for April 30, 2020 Program End Date.

Last day for final doctoral examinations for April 30, 2020 Program End Date.

Nominations for External Examiner form (August 31, 2020 Program End Date) Friday, 03 April 2020

First of four deadlines for program completion by August 31, 2020.

Walter C. Sumner Memorial Fellowship Wednesday, 08 April 2020 The Walter C. Sumner Memorial Fellowships support Canadian citizens engaged in doctoral studies in Chemistry, Physics, Electrical Engineering or Computer Science.
EduCanada Study in Canada Scholarships Applicants: check with graduate program; Graduate program nomination deadline: 4:00 pm, Wednesday, 8 April 2020 The Study in Canada Scholarships program aims to increase opportunities for post-secondary institutions across Canada to welcome international students from around the world.
China Scholarship Council Doctoral Scholarships Applicants: apply to CSC from 10-30 April 2020 (Beijing time) The China Scholarship Council (CSC) provides scholarships to Chinese students for doctoral and postdoctoral studies abroad, across a wide range of disciplines.
Arthritis Society Graduate PhD Salary Award Likely April 2020 Salary awards are offered to graduate students who are undertaking full-time research training in an area of clear relevance to arthritis and The Arthritis Society's 5-year research strategic plan.
Last day for G+PS approval of final master’s theses and doctoral dissertations for May graduation Friday, 17 April 2020

Last day for final master's theses and doctoral dissertations to be approved by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for May 2020 degree granting and Congregation. Must be approved and accepted by 4:00 pm.

Last Day for Acceptance of Final, Approved Doctoral Dissertation (Spring 2020 Graduation) Friday, 17 April 2020

Fourth of four deadlines for Spring 2020 graduation

Last day for acceptance of final, approved doctoral dissertation by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for Spring 2020 graduation

Last day for students to complete all program requirements for May graduation Friday, 17 April 2020

Last day for students to complete all program requirements (including major papers) for non-thesis master's degrees for May 2020 degree granting and Congregation.

Last Day for Acceptance of Final, Approved Doctoral Dissertation (April 30, 2020 Program End Date) Thursday, 30 April 2020

Fourth of four deadlines for program completion by April 30, 2020.

Last day for acceptance of final, approved doctoral dissertation by the Faculty of Graduate Studies for April 30, 2020 program end date.

Last day for students to complete all program requirements for April 30 end date Thursday, 30 April 2020

Last day for students to complete all program requirements (including major papers) for non-thesis master's degrees for April 30 program end date. Students who meet this deadline will not be assessed tuition and student fees for the 2020 Summer Session. IMPORTANT: For students planning to graduate in May 2020, the deadline for completing program requirements is Friday April 17 2020.

Last day for G+PS approval of final master’s theses and doctoral dissertations for April 30 end date Thursday, 30 April 2020

Last day for final master's theses and doctoral dissertations to be approved by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for April 30 program end date. Must be approved and accepted by 4:00 pm. Students who meet this deadline will not be assessed tuition and student fees for the 2020 Summer Session.

Sumaila-Volvo Graduate Prize in Environmental Sustainability Applicants: check with graduate program (likely spring 2020); Graduate program nomination deadline: likely May 2020 A $3,850 prize has been established by Dr. Rashid Sumaila (2017 Volvo Environment Prize laureate) for a Master’s or Ph.D. student whose peer-reviewed publications to date are expected to have the most significant impact on the field of environmental sustainability.
The Rabin Scholarship Fund for the Advancement of Peace and Tolerance Likely May 2020 The Rabin Scholarship Fund provides doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows focusing on areas relating to the pursuit of peace and peaceful forms of social life the opportunity to spend one academic year at The Harry S. Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace.
Strengthening Mothers through Perinatal Research Award Likely May 2020 A $1,500 award is offered for graduate students pursuing research into woman-centered, holistic and physiologic maternity care
Rio Tinto Graduate Scholarship Program Check with graduate program; Graduate program nomination deadline: likely May 2020 Rio Tinto offers an $18,000 research scholarship for a UBC graduate student in a field of pure or applied science related to Rio Tinto's activities.
Elizabeth Henry Scholarship for Communities and Environmental Health Likely May 2020 The Elizabeth Henry Scholarship for Communities and Environmental Health supports graduate students working on research projects in partnership with BC communities that are addressing environmental health issues and promoting environmental sustainability through cooperative community initiatives.
DEGIRS Bursary Likely May 2020 The Division of Engineers and Geoscientists in the Resource Sector (DEGIRS) offers a $2,000 bursary aimed at advancing engineering and geosciences education and practices in BC. Studies should relate directly to professional engineering and/or professional geoscience in the resource sector.
SERB-UBC Scholarship Graduate program nomination deadline: Friday, 8 May 2020 This award, a collaboration between The Science and Engineering Research Board, India (SERB) and UBC, provides up to 5 scholarships per year to PHD candidates in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. It includes a monthly living allowance of USD 2,000 plus funding by UBC covering the tuition costs.
Organization of American States (OAS) Fellowships Programs Likely May 2020 Academic scholarships are awarded to undertake graduate studies that lead to a degree (Master’s or Ph.D.) and/or graduate research at a university or higher learning institution in an OAS Member State. The competition is open to students in all disciplines (natural sciences, engineering, humanities, social sciences and arts). Scholarships are not offered for studies in the medical sciences and the learning of new languages.
Flaherty Research Scholarship Likely May 2020 The Flaherty Research Scholarship supports emerging research scholars, whose work has the potential to link Canada and Ireland.
IDRC Doctoral Research Awards Likely May 2020 The IDRC Doctoral Research Award support research aligned with IDRC’s mandate and thematic priorities. Proposed research must fit within the priorities of the Agriculture and Environment, Inclusive Economies, or Technology and Innovation program areas.
Rick Hansen Man In Motion Fellowship Part of Spring Graduate Awards Competition - for deadline, check with graduate program (likely late April to mid-May) The Rick Hansen Fellowships are awarded to UBC students with a physical disability.
Robert Bertram Doctoral Research Awards Likely May 2020 The Robert Bertram Doctoral Research Awards have been established to promote Canadian-based research on corporate governance and build Canada’s corporate governance research capacity by encouraging the next generation of young scholars.
Spring Graduate Awards Competition Applicants: check with graduate program; Graduate program nomination deadline: likely May 2020 A number of University awards for current and upcoming academic year are available to current and incoming graduate students.
Karl C. Ivarson Scholarship for Students in Soil Science and Related Studies Likely May 2020 Dr. Karl C. Ivarson Scholarship provides financial support to students entering second or subsequent year of graduate studies in soil science (in areas of agriculture, environment, agro-ecology or other related disciplines). Candidates must hold Canadian Citizenship or Permanent Residence status in Canada and be enrolled in their graduate program for at least one semester beyond the application deadline.
Nominations for External Examiner form (Fall 2020 Graduation) Friday, 29 May 2020

First of four deadlines for Fall 2020 Graduation

Last day for Supervisors to submit Nominations for External Examiner form to the Faculty of Graduate Studies for Fall 2020 Graduation

UBC Public Scholars Award 29 May 2020 This award is intended to build connections, community, and capacity for doctoral students who are interested in explicitly linking their doctoral work to an arena of public benefit and integrating broader and more career-relevant forms of scholarship into their doctoral education process.
Vancouver Korean-Canadian Scholarship Foundation Scholarship Likely May 2020 The Vancouver Korean-Canadian Scholarship Foundation (VKCSF) is a charitable organization dedicated to providing scholarships to qualified students with Korean heritage or to those pursuing academic studies related to Korea. VKCSF encourages students to contribute to the well-being and prosperity of the Korean-Canadian community and the wider Canadian society.

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