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
Last Day for Final Doctoral Oral Examinations (April 30, 2024 Program End Date) Friday, 05 April 2024

Third of four deadlines for April 30, 2024 Program End Date.

Last day for final doctoral examinations for April 30, 2024 Program End Date.

Nominations for External Examiner form (August 31, 2024 Program End Date) Friday, 12 April 2024

First of four deadlines for program completion by August 31, 2024.

Gustave O. Arlt Award in the Humanities April 12, 2024 at 4:00PM PT 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.
Last Day for Acceptance of Final, Approved Doctoral Dissertation (Spring 2024 Graduation) Friday, 19 April 2024

Fourth of four deadlines for Spring 2024 graduation.

Last day for students to complete all program requirements for May graduation Friday, 19 April 2024

Last day for students to complete all program requirements (including major papers) for non-thesis master's degrees for May 2024 graduation.

Schmidt Science Fellowships April 19, 2024 at 4:00PM PT The Schmidt Science Fellows program aims to provide the next generation of scientific leaders and innovators with an exceptional opportunity. Fellows receive a stipend of $100,000 per year and are supported to pursue a one to two year postdoctoral placement at a world-leading laboratory anywhere in the world in a disciplinary pivot from their PhD.
Last day for G+PS approval of final master’s theses and doctoral dissertations for May graduation Friday, 19 April 2024

Last day for final master's theses and doctoral dissertations to be approved by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for May 2024 graduation. Must be approved and accepted (not just submitted) by 4:00 pm. Students are expected to submit 3-5 days before this approval deadline in order to have time for corrections.

Last day for application for May graduation Friday, 19 April 2024

Last day for applications for Congregation to be submitted to Enrolment Services by all graduate students expecting to graduate in May 2024. Application is made through the Student Service Centre.

Wall Awards April 30, 2024 at 4:00PM PT Graduate awards have been made available through the Peter Wall Legacy Fund, an endowment established by Peter Wall, for for 2nd and 3rd year Master's students and 5th and 6th year PhD candidates studying sustainable development and environmental protection of British Columbia.
Last Day for Acceptance of Final, Approved Doctoral Dissertation (April 30, 2024 Program End Date) Tuesday, 30 April 2024

Fourth of four deadlines for April 30, 2024 Program End Date.

Last day for students to complete all program requirements for April 30 end date Tuesday, 30 April 2024

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 20224 Summer Session. IMPORTANT: The deadline for students who wish to graduate in May is Apr 19, 2024.

Last day for G+PS approval of final master’s theses and doctoral dissertations for April 30 end date Tuesday, 30 April 2024

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 (not just submitted) by 4:00 pm. Students are expected to submit 3-5 days before this approval deadline in order to have time for corrections.

Graduate Research Stipend Ongoing To support the research undertaken by students who have been unable to travel to Canada due to COVID-19 restrictions, a Graduate Research Stipend (GRS) distribution process is being made available to allow supervisors to provide funding to these graduate students.
Graduate Covid Program Delay Tuition Award Likely in May 2024 Graduate Covid Program Delay Tuition Awards are provided to support graduate students whose academic and/or research progress was delayed by disruptions due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Andrew Nord Fellowships in Rheumatology Likely in May 2024
Nominations for External Examiner form (Fall 2024 Graduation) Friday, 31 May 2024

First of four deadlines for Fall 2024 Graduation.

Last day for Supervisors to submit Nominations for External Examiner form to the Faculty of Graduate Studies for Fall 2024 Graduation.

Bullitt Prize June 1, 2024 The Bullitt Prize is a program to identify and support environmentally focused leaders in the Pacific Northwest.  Applicants must be studying and demonstrate a commitment to subjects that are closely aligned with the Prize’s mission to safeguard the natural environment by promoting responsible human activities and sustainable communities in the Pacific Northwest.
CGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award Likely in June 2024 These awards are made to individuals who have completed PhD dissertations representing original work that makes an unusually significant contribution to the discipline.
Last Day for Submission of Exam Copies of Doctoral Dissertations (August 31, 2024 Program End Date) Friday, 14 June 2024

Second of four deadlines for program completion by August 31, 2024.

The Kathryn Huget Leadership Award June 30, 2024 The Kathryn Huget Leadership Award is available for students studying at the Master’s or PhD level, preferably in the areas of organizational behaviour, business administration, business and commerce, sociology, or psychology. Awarded to any individual, with preference given to female students currently in leadership roles, whose focus is to improve the business workplace for women.
Last Day for Submission of Exam Copies of Doctoral Dissertations (Fall 2024 Graduation) Friday, 26 July 2024

Second of four deadlines for Fall 2024 graduation.

Last day for G+PS approval of final master’s theses and doctoral dissertations for August conferral Wednesday, 31 July 2024

Last day for final master's theses and doctoral dissertations to be approved by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for August 2024 degree conferral. Students whose degrees are conferred by Senate in August will be eligible to participate in the November 2024 graduation ceremony. Must be approved and accepted (not just submitted) by 4:00 pm.

Last day for students to complete all program requirements for August conferral Wednesday, 31 July 2024

Last day for students to complete all program requirements (including major papers) for non-thesis master's degrees for August 2024 degree conferral. Students whose degrees are conferred by Senate in August will be eligible to participate in the November 2024 graduation ceremony.

Last Day for Final Doctoral Oral Examinations (August 31, 2024 Program End Date) Friday, 02 August 2024

Third of four deadlines for August 31, 2024 Program End Date.

Last day for final doctoral examinations for August 31, 2024 Program End Date.

Nominations for External Examiner form (December 31, 2024 Program End Date) Monday, 19 August 2024

First of four deadlines for December 31, 2024 Program End Date.

Last Day for Acceptance of Final, Approved Doctoral Dissertation (August 31, 2024 Program End Date) Friday, 30 August 2024

Last of four deadlines for program completion by August 31, 2024.

Last day for students to complete all program requirements for August 31 end date Friday, 30 August 2024

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 2024 Winter Session Term 1.

Last day for G+PS approval of final master’s theses and doctoral dissertations for August 31 end date Friday, 30 August 2024

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 (not just submitted) by 4:00 pm.

Canada Graduate Scholarship Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement Likely in May 2024 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 Likely in September 2024 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.
Last Day for Final Doctoral Oral Examinations (Fall 2024 Graduation) Friday, 20 September 2024

Third of four deadlines for Fall 2024 graduation.

Last day for doctoral final oral defence for Fall 2024 graduation.

Last Day for Submission of Exam Copies of Doctoral Dissertations (December 31, 2024 Program End Date) Tuesday, 15 October 2024

Second of four deadlines for December 31, 2024 Program End Date.

Last Day for Acceptance of Final, Approved Doctoral Dissertation (Fall 2024 Graduation) Friday, 18 October 2024

Fourth of four deadlines for Fall 2024 Graduation.

Last day for application for November graduation Friday, 18 October 2024

Last day for applications for Congregation to be submitted by all graduate students expecting to graduate in November 2024. 

Last day for students to complete all program requirements for November graduation Friday, 18 October 2024

Last day for students to complete all program requirements (including major papers) for non-thesis master's degrees for November 2024 Congregation.

Last day for G+PS approval of final master’s theses and doctoral dissertations for November graduation Friday, 18 October 2024

Last day for final master's theses and doctoral dissertations to be approved by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for November 2024 Congregation. Must be approved and accepted (not just submitted) by 4:00 pm. Students are expected to submit 3-5 days before this approval deadline in order to have time for corrections.

Senior Women Academic Administrators of Canada (SWAAC) Graduate Student Award of Merit Likely November 2024 Awards of $3,500 each will be awarded women graduate students who have demonstrated leadership while maintaining exemplary academic records. UBC may nominate one student to the 2020 Western Provinces competition.
Last Day for Final Doctoral Oral Examinations (December 31, 2024 Program End Date) Friday, 13 December 2024

Third of four deadlines for December 31, 2024 Program End Date.

Last day for doctoral final oral defence for December 31, 2024 Program End Date.

Graduate Support Initiative (GSI) Awards Likely in December 2024 The Graduate Support Initiative (GSI) is a program for funding graduate students through entrance scholarships, multi-year funding packages, tuition awards and scholarship top-ups.
International Tuition Award Likely in December 2024 The International Tuition Award assists international graduate students with their tuition fees if they are registered full-time in research-oriented master’s and doctoral programs.
Last Day for Acceptance of Final, Approved Doctoral Dissertation (December 31, 2024 Program End Date) Friday, 10 January 2025

Fourth of four deadlines for December 31, 2024 Program End Date.

Last day for G+PS approval of final master’s theses and doctoral dissertations for December 31 end date Friday, 10 January 2025

Last day for final master's theses and doctoral dissertations to be approved by the Faculty of Graduate Studies for December 31 2024 program end date. Must be approved and accepted (not just submitted) by 4:00 pm.

Last day for students to complete all program requirements for December 31 end date Friday, 10 January 2025

Last day for students to complete all program requirements (including major papers) for non-thesis master's degrees for December 31 2024 program end date. Students who meet this deadline will not be assessed tuition and student fees for Winter Session Term 2.

Last day for G+PS approval of final master’s theses and doctoral dissertations for May graduation Thursday, 17 April 2025

Last day for final master's theses and doctoral dissertations to be approved by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for May 2025 graduation. Must be approved and accepted (not just submitted) by 4:00 pm. Students are expected to submit 3-5 days before this approval deadline in order to have time for corrections.

Last day for students to complete all program requirements for May graduation Thursday, 17 April 2025

Last day for students to complete all program requirements (including major papers) for non-thesis master's degrees for May 2025 graduation.

Last day for application for May graduation Thursday, 17 April 2025

Last day for applications for Congregation to be submitted to Enrolment Services by all graduate students expecting to graduate in May 2025. 

Last day for G+PS approval of final master’s theses and doctoral dissertations for April 30 end date Wednesday, 30 April 2025

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 (not just submitted) by 4:00 pm.

Last day for students to complete all program requirements for April 30 end date Wednesday, 30 April 2025

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 20225 Summer Session. IMPORTANT: The deadline for students who wish to graduate in May is Apr 17, 2025.