Deadline Centre

IMPORTANT: These deadlines are particularly for graduate students. There are additional deadlines in the UBC Academic Calendar that apply to all students.
Name Deadline Description
Doctoral Recruitment Fellowship Nominations accepted from graduate programs throughout the year
Last Day for Final Doctoral Oral Examinations (August 31, 2017 Program End Date) Friday, 11 August 2017

Third of four deadlines for August 31, 2017 Program End Date.

Last day for final doctoral examinations for August 31, 2017 Program End Date.

Last day for application for September degree granting and November Congregation Friday, 18 August 2017

Last day for applications for degree granting and Congregation to be submitted to Enrolment Services by all graduate students expecting to have degrees granted in September. Congregation ceremony will be in November. Application is made through the Student Service Centre.

Last day for G+PS approval of final master’s theses and doctoral dissertations for September degree granting Friday, 18 August 2017

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

Last day for students to complete all program requirements for September degree granting Friday, 18 August 2017

Last day for students to complete all program requirements (including major papers) for non-thesis master's degrees for September degree granting. Congregation will be in November.

Last Day for Acceptance of Final, Approved Doctoral Dissertation (September 2017 Degree Conferral) Friday, 18 August 2017

Fourth of four deadlines for September 2017 degree conferral.

Last day for acceptance of final, approved doctoral dissertation by the Faculty of Graduate Studies for September 2017 degree conferral.

Application for November degree granting and November Congregation opens. Saturday, 19 August 2017

Application for November degree granting and November Congregation opens.

Nominations for External Examiner form (December 31, 2017 Program End Date) Friday, 25 August 2017

First of four deadlines for December 31, 2017 Program End Date.

Nominations for External Examiner form (February 2018 Degree Granting) Friday, 25 August 2017

First of four deadlines for February 2017 Degree Granting.

Last day for G+PS approval of final master’s theses and doctoral dissertations for August 31 end date Thursday, 31 August 2017

Last day for final master's theses and doctoral dissertations to be accepted by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral 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 2017/18 Winter Session Term 1.

Last day for students to complete all program requirements for August 31 end date Thursday, 31 August 2017

Graduate Studies: Last day for graduate programs to notify the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies that all requirements (including major papers) have been met for non-thesis master's degrees for August 31 program end date. IMPORTANT: For students planning for degree granting in September 2017, the deadline for completing program requirements is Friday, August 18, 2017

Last Day for Acceptance of Final, Approved Doctoral Dissertation (August 31, 2017 Program End Date) Thursday, 31 August 2017

Fourth of four deadlines for program completion by August 31, 2017.

Last day for acceptance of final, approved doctoral dissertation by the Faculty of Graduate Studies for August 31, 2017 program end date.

Last day for application for November degree granting and Congregation Friday, 15 September 2017

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

Canada Graduate Scholarship Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement NSERC and SSHRC: Friday, 15 September 2017; CIHR: first come, first served The Canada Graduate Scholarship Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements (CGS-MSFSS) Program supports Canadian graduate students pursuing research experiences at institutions outside of Canada.
Last day for changes between credit and audit for Winter Term 1 courses Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Last day for changes between credit and audit for most Winter Session Term 1 courses and Distance Education Term A courses.

Last day for withdrawal from Winter Term 1 courses without W on academic record Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Last day for change in registration and for withdrawal from most Winter Session Term 1 courses and Distance Education Term A courses without withdrawal standing of W recorded on a student's academic record.

Last day for withdrawal from Winter full-year courses without W on academic record Friday, 22 September 2017

Last day for change in registration and for withdrawal from most Winter Session full-year (Terms 1-2) courses and Distance Education Term B courses without withdrawal standing of W recorded on a student's academic record.

Killam Awards for Excellence in Mentoring 4:00pm on Friday, 22 September 2017 The Killam Awards for Excellence in Mentoring recognize outstanding mentorship of numerous graduate students over many years.
Last day for changes between credit and audit for Winter full-year courses Friday, 22 September 2017

Last day for changes between credit and audit for most Winter Session full-year (Terms 1-2) courses. Refer to the online Course Schedule for specific information.

Vanier Scholarship Applicant deadline - 11:59pm (PDT - Vancouver time) on Thursday, 7 September 2017; Graduate Program deadline: 4:00pm on Tuesday, 26 September 2017 The Vanier Scholarships Program offers funding of $50,000 per year for up to three years to Canadian or international doctoral students.
Last Day for Final Doctoral Oral Examinations (Fall 2017 Graduation) Friday, 29 September 2017

Third of four deadlines for Fall 2017 graduation.

Last day for final doctoral examinations for Fall 2017 graduation.

CIHR Graduate Scholarships Applicant (ResearchNet) deadline - 5:00pm (Vancouver time) on Tuesday, 3 October 2017 CIHR Doctoral Research Award provides financial support to outstanding students pursuing doctoral studies in health sciences.
Last Day for Submission of Exam Copies of Doctoral Dissertations (February 2018 Degree Granting) Friday, 13 October 2017

Second of four deadlines for February 2017 Degree Granting.

Killam Doctoral Scholarships Part of Affiliated Fellowships Doctoral Competition - for deadline, check with graduate program (likely in mid- to late September) The Killam Doctoral Scholarships support outstanding doctoral students at UBC.
NSERC Postgraduate Scholarships Applicants: check with graduate program (most likely mid- to late September); Graduate program nomination deadline: 4:00pm on Friday, 13 October 2017 NSERC Canada Graduate Scholarships Doctoral (CGS D) and Postgraduate Scholarships Doctoral (PGS D) provide financial support to outstanding eligible students pursuing doctoral studies in natural sciences or engineering.
Last Day for Submission of Exam Copies of Doctoral Dissertations (December 31, 2017 Program End Date) Friday, 13 October 2017

Second of four deadlines for December 31, 2017 Program End Date.

Last day for withdrawal from Winter Term 1 courses with withdrawal standing of W on academic record Friday, 13 October 2017

Last day for withdrawal using the Student Service Centre from most Winter Session Term 1 courses and Distance Education Term A courses with withdrawal standing of W recorded on a student's academic record.

SSHRC Graduate Scholarships Applicants: check with graduate program (most likely mid- to late September); Graduate program nomination deadline: 4:00pm on Friday, 13 October 2017 SSHRC Doctoral Fellowships and Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarships (CGS) Doctoral Scholarships provide financial support to outstanding students pursuing doctoral studies in social sciences or humanities.
Last day for G+PS approval of final master’s theses and doctoral dissertations for November graduation Friday, 20 October 2017

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

Last Day for Acceptance of Final, Approved Doctoral Dissertation (Fall 2017 Graduation) Friday, 20 October 2017

Fourth of four deadlines for Fall 2017 graduation.

Last day for acceptance of final, approved doctoral dissertation by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for Fall 2017 graduation.

Last day for students to complete all program requirements for November graduation Friday, 20 October 2017

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

Last day for withdrawal from Winter full-year courses with withdrawal standing of W on academic record Friday, 24 November 2017

Last day for withdrawal using the Student Service Centre from most full-year (Terms 1-2) courses and Distance Education Term B courses with withdrawal standing of W recorded on a student's academic record.

Future Forests Fellowship Friday, 24 November 2017 An annual $70,000 fellowship has been established by the Moss Rock Park Foundation. This prestigious fellowship will be awarded to an incoming PhD student in the Faculty of Forestry whose intended studies fit within one of the following areas of excellence within the Faculty: Forest Products Biotechnology; Bioenergy; Forest Genomics; Climate Change; Urban Forestry; Forest Management; Conservation; Forested Landscapes; Salmon Ecology; Forest Health; Forests and Indigenous Peoples; Forests and Human Health. The fellowship holder will receive this funding for up to four years and only one student may be in receipt of the fellowship at a time. The fellowship will be awarded on the recommendation of the Faculty of Forestry in consultation with the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.
Appointment of External Examiner form (Spring 2018 Graduation) Friday, 01 December 2017

First of four deadlines for Spring 2018 graduation.

Appointment of External Examiner form (April 30, 2018 Program End Date) Friday, 08 December 2017

First of four deadlines for program completion by April 30, 2018.

Application for February degree granting and May Congregation opens Friday, 15 December 2017

Application for February 2018 degree granting and May 2018 Congregation opens.

Last Day for Final Doctoral Oral Examinations (February 2018 Degree Granting) Friday, 15 December 2017

Third of four deadlines for February 2018 Degree Granting.

Last day for final doctoral examinations for February 2018 Degree Granting.

Last Day for Final Doctoral Oral Examinations (December 31, 2017 Program End Date) Friday, 15 December 2017

Third of four deadlines for December 31, 2017 Program End Date.

Last day for final doctoral examinations for December 31, 2017 Program End Date.

Last Day for Acceptance of Final, Approved Doctoral Dissertation (December 31, 2017 Program End Date) Friday, 05 January 2018

Fourth of four deadlines for December 31, 2017 Program End Date.

Last day for acceptance of final, approved doctoral dissertation by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for December 31, 2017 Program End Date.

Last day for students to complete all program requirements for December 31 end date Friday, 05 January 2018

Last day for students to complete all program requirements (including major papers) for non-thesis master's degrees for December 31 2017 program end date. Students who meet this deadline will not be assessed tuition and student fees for 2017/18 Winter Session Term 2.

Last day for changes between credit and audit for Winter Term 2 courses Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Last day for changes between credit and audit for most Winter Session Term 2 courses and Distance Education Term C courses. Refer to the online Course Schedule for specific information.

Last day for withdrawal from Winter Term 2 courses without W on academic record Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Last day for change in registration and for withdrawal from most Winter Session Term 2 courses and Distance Education Term C courses without withdrawal standing of W recorded on a student's academic record.

Last Day for Acceptance of Final, Approved Doctoral Dissertation (February 2018 Degree Granting) Friday, 19 January 2018

Fourth of four deadlines for February 2018 Degree Granting.

Last day for acceptance of final, approved doctoral dissertation by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for February 2018 Degree Granting.

Last day for application for February degree granting and May Congregation Friday, 19 January 2018

Last day for applications for degree granting and Congregation to be submitted to Enrolment Services by all graduate students expecting to have degrees granted in February 2018. Congregation ceremony will be in May 2018. Application is made through the Student Service Centre.

Last day for G+PS approval of final master’s theses and doctoral dissertations for February degree granting Friday, 19 January 2018

Last day for final master's theses and doctoral dissertations to be accepted by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for February 2018 degree granting. Must be approved and accepted by 4:00 pm. Congregation will be in May 2018.

Last day for students to complete all program requirements for February degree granting Friday, 19 January 2018

Last day for students to complete all program requirements (including major papers) for non-thesis master's degrees for February 2018 degree granting. Congregation will be in May 2018.

Last Day for Submission of Exam Copies of Doctoral Dissertations (Spring 2018 Graduation) Friday, 26 January 2018

Second of four deadlines for Spring 2018 graduation.

Last day for withdrawal from Winter Term 2 courses with withdrawal standing of W on academic record Friday, 09 February 2018

Last day for withdrawal using the Student Service Centre from most Winter Session Term 2 courses and Distance Education Term C courses with withdrawal standing of W recorded on a

Last Day for Submission of Exam Copies of Doctoral Dissertations (April 30, 2018 Program End Date) Friday, 09 February 2018

Second of four deadlines for program completion by April 30, 2018.

Last day for application for May degree granting and Congregation Friday, 23 February 2018

Last day for degree granting and Congregation applications to be submitted to Enrolment Services by all graduate students expecting to graduate in May 2018. Application is made through the Student Service Centre.

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