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
Canada Graduate Scholarships Master’s (CGS M) Program Applicants: 1 December 2020 at 5 pm PST The objective of the Canada Graduate Scholarships-Master's (CGS M) Program is to help develop research skills and assist in the training of high-calibre scholars who are engaged in eligible master's or, in some cases, doctoral programs in Canada.
Affiliated Fellowships Master's Program Applicants: 1 December 2020 at 5 pm PST The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies offers Affiliated Fellowships each year to current and prospective full-time UBC-Vancouver graduate students regardless of citizenship or visa status.
Nominations for External Examiner form (April 30, 2021 Program End Date) Friday, 11 December 2020

First of four deadlines for program completion by April 30, 2021.

Last Day for Final Doctoral Oral Examinations (December 31, 2020 Program End Date) Monday, 14 December 2020

Third of four deadlines for December 31, 2020 Program End Date

Last day for doctoral final oral defence for December 31, 2020 Program End Date

Application for May graduation opens Monday, 14 December 2020

Application for May 2021 Congregation opens and is available until Friday February 26 2021. Application is made through the Student Service Centre.

Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarship 5 January 2021 at 11:59 pm EST (8:59 pm PST) Trudeau Scholarships are awarded each year to support highly gifted and actively engaged doctoral students pursuing research in one or more of the four themes: Human Rights and Dignity, Responsible Citizenship, Canada in the World and People and their Natural Environment.
Last day for G+PS approval of final master’s theses and doctoral dissertations for December 31 end date Friday, 08 January 2021

Last day for final master's theses and doctoral dissertations to be approved by the Faculty of Graduate Studies for December 31 2020 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 Winter Session Term 2.

Last day for students to complete all program requirements for December 31 end date Friday, 08 January 2021

Last day for students to complete all program requirements (including major papers) for non-thesis master's degrees for December 31 2020 program end date. Students who meet this deadline will not be assessed tuition and student fees for Winter Session Term 2.

Last Day for Acceptance of Final, Approved Doctoral Dissertation (December 31, 2020 Program End Date) Friday, 08 January 2021

Fourth of four deadlines for December 31, 2020 Program End Date

Last day for acceptance of final, approved doctoral dissertation by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for December 31, 2019 Program End Date

WorkSafeBC Research Training Awards 29 January 2021 at 4:00 pm PST WorkSafeBC Research Training Awards are intended to enable highly qualified Masters and PhD students to undertake full-time research training with a focus on preventing and/or reducing occupational illness, injury, and disability in British Columbia.
Last Day for Submission of Exam Copies of Doctoral Dissertations (Spring 2021 Graduation) Friday, 29 January 2021

Second of four deadlines for Spring 2021 graduation.

Soroptimist Foundation of Canada Grants for Women Graduate Students 31 January 2021 The Soroptimist Foundation of Canada annually offers several $7,500 grants to female graduate students in Canada to assist them with university studies which will qualify them for careers which will improve the quality of women's lives.
Canadian Northern Studies Trust Awards 31 January 2021 at 11:59 pm PST The Canadian Northern Studies Awards support students undertaking research that includes northern or circumpolar fieldwork.
Mackenzie King Memorial Scholarships Monday, 1 February 2021 at 4:00 pm Mackenzie King Scholarships support graduates of Canadian universities who pursue graduate study in any discipline, in Canada or elsewhere.
Last Day for Submission of Exam Copies of Doctoral Dissertations (April 30, 2021 Program End Date) Friday, 05 February 2021

Second of four deadlines for program completion by April 30, 2021.

Hugh C. Morris Experiential Fellowship 15 February 2021 The Hugh C. Morris Experiential Fellowship will be awarded to a Masters or Doctoral student who exhibits excellence in research and seeks to further their knowledge through a program of experiential learning.
Last day for application for May graduation Friday, 26 February 2021

Last day for applications for Congregation to be submitted to Enrolment Services by all graduate students expecting to graduate in May 2021. Application is made through the Student Service Centre.

Friedman Award for Scholars in Health Friday, March 12, 2021 at 4:00 pm 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.
Last Day for Final Doctoral Oral Examinations (Spring 2021 Graduation) Friday, 26 March 2021

Third of four deadlines for Spring 2021 graduation.

Last day for doctoral final oral defence for Spring 2021 graduation.

Last Day for Final Doctoral Oral Examinations (April 30, 2021 Program End Date) Thursday, 08 April 2021

Third of four deadlines for April 30, 2021 Program End Date.

Last day for final doctoral examinations for April 30, 2021 Program End Date.

Last day for students to complete all program requirements for May graduation Friday, 23 April 2021

Last day for students to complete all program requirements (including major papers) for non-thesis master's degrees for May 2021 Congregation.

Last Day for Acceptance of Final, Approved Doctoral Dissertation (Spring 2021 Graduation) Friday, 23 April 2021

Fourth of four deadlines for Spring 2021 graduation.

Last day for acceptance of final, approved doctoral dissertation by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for Spring 2021 graduation.

Last day for G+PS approval of final master’s theses and doctoral dissertations for May graduation Friday, 23 April 2021

Last day for final master's theses and doctoral dissertations to be approved by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for May 2021 Congregation. Must be approved and accepted by 4:00 pm.

Last day for G+PS approval of final master’s theses and doctoral dissertations for April 30 end date Friday, 30 April 2021

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 2021 Summer Session.

Last day for students to complete all program requirements for April 30 end date Friday, 30 April 2021

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 2021 Summer Session.

Last Day for Acceptance of Final, Approved Doctoral Dissertation (April 30, 2021 Program End Date) Friday, 30 April 2021

Fourth of four deadlines for program completion by April 30, 2021.

Last day for acceptance of final, approved doctoral dissertation by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for Spring 2021 Graduation.

Last day for G+PS approval of final master’s theses and doctoral dissertations for August 31 end date Friday, 27 August 2021

Last day for final master's theses and doctoral dissertations to be approved by the Faculty of Graduate Studies for August 31 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 2021 Winter session Term 1. 

Last day for students to complete all program requirements for August 31 end date Friday, 27 August 2021

Last day for students to complete all program requirements (including major papers) for non-thesis master's degrees for August 31 program end date. Students who meet this deadline will not be assessed tuition and student fees for 2021 Winter Session Term 1.