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
Wounded Warriors Doctoral Scholarship in Military and Veteran Health Research Likely September 2020 The Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research (CIMVHR) and Wounded Warriors Canada (WWC) offer a two-year scholarship annually to a PhD student who demonstrates excellence in research issues relevant to military members, Veterans and families while also exhibiting significant potential for a high impact research career.
Vanier Scholarship Thursday, 3 September 2020 at 12:00 noon PDT The Vanier CGS Program offers funding of $50,000 per year for up to three years to Canadian or international doctoral students.
Google PhD Fellowship Monday, 7 September 2020 at 4:00pm PST Google PhD Fellowships support PhD students pursuing research in computer science and related disciplines.
Last day for application for November graduation Friday, 11 September 2020

Last day for applications for Congregation to be submitted to Enrolment Services by all graduate students expecting to graduate in November 2020. Application is made through the Student Service Centre.

Canada Graduate Scholarship Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement 11 September 2020 at 4:00 pm The Canada Graduate Scholarship Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements (CGS-MSFSS) Program supports Canadian graduate students pursuing research experiences at institutions outside of Canada.
Affiliated Fellowships Doctoral Program Tuesday, 15 September 2020 at 12 PM (noon) PDT The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies offers Affiliated Fellowships each year to current and prospective full-time UBC graduate students regardless of citizenship or visa status.
CIHR Doctoral Research Awards 15 September 2020 at 12:00 pm PDT for the CIHR CGS-D, 19 October 2020 for the CIHR DFSA The CIHR Doctoral Research Awards provide special recognition and support to students who are pursuing a doctoral degree in a health-related field.
Canada Graduate Scholarships Doctoral (CGS D) Program Tuesday, 15 September 2020 at 12 PM (noon) PDT The Canada Graduate Scholarships - Doctoral (CGS D) program is a federal program of scholarships awarded through national competitions by the granting agencies: the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).
NSERC Postgraduate Scholarships Tuesday, 15 September 2020 at 12 PM (noon) PDT The NSERC Postgraduate Scholarships – Doctoral (PGS D) program provides financial support to high-calibre scholars who are engaged in an eligible doctoral program in the natural sciences or engineering. Students registered in a UBC degree program (or on an approved leave of absence from UBC) in the 2020 calendar year must complete the NSERC online application by UBC's deadline. Applicants complete and submit one application to be considered for both the Canada Graduate Scholarships-Doctoral (CGS-D) and PGS-D.
SSHRC Doctoral Fellowships Tuesday, 15 September 2020 at 12 PM (noon) PDT SSHRC Doctoral Fellowships provide financial support to outstanding students pursuing doctoral studies in the social sciences or humanities. Students registered in a UBC degree program (or on an approved leave of absence from UBC) in the 2020 calendar year must complete the SSHRC online application by UBC's deadline. Applicants complete and submit one application to be considered for both the Canada Graduate Scholarships-Doctoral (CGS-D) and Doctoral Fellowship.
International Development Research Centre (IDRC) Research Awards 4:00 pm (EDT) on 16 September 2020 The IDRC Research Awards are offered to Canadians, permanent residents of Canada, and citizens of developing countries enrolled in a master’s or a doctoral degree at a recognized university OR who have completed a master’s or a doctoral degree at a recognized university. Research award recipients will undertake a one-year paid program of research focused on at least one developing country.
Killam Awards for Excellence in Mentoring Friday, 18 September 2020 at 4:00 pm The Killam Awards for Excellence in Mentoring recognize outstanding mentorship of numerous graduate students over many years.
Last Day for Final Doctoral Oral Examinations (Fall 2020 Graduation) Friday, 25 September 2020

Third of four deadlines for Fall 2020 graduation

Last day for doctoral final oral defence for Fall 2020 graduation

Foreign Government Awards Program - Mexico Application will be available in June 2020; Deadline: Likely September 2020 The Government of Mexico is offering scholarships to Canadians for study or research at the Undergraduate, Master's, Doctoral or Postdoctoral level in Mexico.
John Peters Humphrey Fellowship Likely September 2020 Provided by the Canadian Council on International Law (CCIL), the John Peters Humphrey Fellowship in International Human Rights or International Organization is awarded to outstanding students to support them in the pursuit of full-time graduate studies in the fields of international human rights or international organization. This fellowship is made in honour of John Peters Humphrey, a renowned Canadian international lawyer.
Musqueam First Nation Scholarship September 30, 2020 (11:59 PM PST) Recipients will have demonstrated academic and leadership achievements including, but not limited to, engagement in the arts, athletics, school, and/or their community. The award is valued up to $5,500 annually and renewable for up to 4 years.
IODE War Memorial Scholarship Letter of intent: October 1, 2020; Full Application: November 1, 2020 The National Chapter of Canada IODE initiated War Memorial Doctoral Scholarships in 1918 to commemorate Canadians who sacrificed their lives for peace and freedom. Initially, bursaries were granted to children of men and women who lost their lives or who were permanently disabled while fighting for Canada. Today, applicants are judged on academic excellence and potential. Applicants must be Canadian citizens and in at least their second year of doctoral program at a Canadian or Commonwealth university.
DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst) Scholarships and Research Grants Friday, 16 October 2020 at 4pm PDT Scholarships and grants are available for graduate students and post-doctoral researchers in all disciplines for study and research at institutions in Germany.
Last Day for Submission of Exam Copies of Doctoral Dissertations (December 31, 2020 Program End Date) Friday, 16 October 2020

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

Last day for G+PS approval of final master’s theses and doctoral dissertations for November graduation Friday, 23 October 2020

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

Last day for students to complete all program requirements for November graduation Friday, 23 October 2020

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

Last Day for Acceptance of Final, Approved Doctoral Dissertation (Fall 2020 Graduation) Friday, 23 October 2020

Fourth of four deadlines for Fall 2020 Graduation

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

John W. Davies Memorial Award Friday, 20 November 2020 One award of $3,000 is offered by the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, Arctic Section in memory of John W. Davies, a former Chairman of the Arctic Section. The competition is open to any full time graduate student whose research will assist in providing solutions to problems encountered in the Arctic or in cold ocean environments.
Nominations for External Examiner form (Spring 2021 Graduation) Friday, 27 November 2020

First of four deadlines for Spring 2021 graduation.

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.

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.

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

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

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 Submission of Exam Copies of Doctoral Dissertations (Spring 2021 Graduation) Friday, 29 January 2021

Second of four deadlines for Spring 2021 graduation.

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.

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 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 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 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.