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
Royal Canadian Legion Masters Scholarship in Veteran Health Research Likely June 2020 The Royal Canadian Legion offers an annual entrance scholarship of $30,000 ($15,000/year for 2 years) to a Master’s level student specializing in research related to Veterans and their families.
Last Day for Submission of Exam Copies of Doctoral Dissertations (August 31, 2020 Program End Date) Friday, 12 June 2020

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

CGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award Applicants: check with graduate program; Graduate program nomination deadline: 12 June 2020 at 4:00 pm These awards are made to individuals who have completed PhD dissertations representing original work that makes an unusually significant contribution to the discipline. Graduate programs may submit up to two nominations: one in Mathematics, Physical Sciences and Engineering and one in Social Sciences. To be eligible, the nominee must have completed her or his doctoral degree requirements in the period of July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2020, inclusive.
Rio Tinto Graduate Scholarship Program Applicants: Check with graduate program; Graduate program nomination deadline: 17 June 2020 at 4:00 pm 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.
IDRC Doctoral Research Awards 17 June 2020 by 4:00 pm EST (1:00 pm PST) The IDRC Doctoral Research Award supports field research aligned with IDRC’s mandate. Proposed research must fit within the priorities of the Agriculture and Environment, Inclusive Economies, or Technology and Innovation program areas. The award supports field research conducted in one or more countries in the Global South
The Pat Clifford Award for Early Career Research in Education Likely June 2020 The Pat Clifford Award is administered by the Canadian Education Association (CEA) and intends to recognize the work of emerging researchers in education policy, practice, or theory in Canada.This award is dedicated to the memory of Pat Clifford, who was active in research and teaching practice in Canada.
Aboriginal Graduate Fellowship Bridge Funding Applicants: check with graduate program; Graduate program nomination deadline: 26 June 2020 at 4:00 pm The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies matches funding provided by graduate programs to support Indigenous graduate students.
The Kathryn Huget Leadership Award Tuesday, 30 June 2020 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.
SRK Graduate Scholarship Tuesday, 30 June 2020 SRK Consulting (Canada) Inc. offers a graduate scholarship with the intent to assist students undertaking graduate studies in mining industry related areas.
Edwin S.H. Leong CSC UBC Postdoctoral Fellowship Likely July 2020 Renewable postdoctoral fellowships of $50,000 per year for up to three years are offered annually by the Tai Hung Fai Charitable Foundation, in partnership with the China Scholarship Council (CSC). To be considered, candidates must be citizens of the mainland of the People's Republic of China who demonstrate academic excellence and who are undertaking postdoctoral research at the UBC Vancouver campus in one of the following areas: health, natural sciences, natural resources, economics or business.
Edwin S.H. Leong CSC UBC PhD Scholarship Likely July 2020 Renewable doctoral scholarships of $35,000 per year for up to four years are offered annually by the Tai Hung Fai Charitable Foundation, in partnership with the China Scholarship Council (CSC). To be considered, candidates must be citizens of the mainland of the People's Republic of China who demonstrate academic excellence and who are undertaking PhD research at the UBC Vancouver campus, in one of the following areas: health, natural sciences, natural resources, economics or business.
Schmidt Science Fellowships Likely July 2020 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 and are supported by the program to undertake a full-time, postdoctoral study for at least one year in a world-leading laboratory in a field different from their existing area of expertise. Fellows also spend five weeks during their Fellowship year at four residential meetings around the globe where they receive bespoke training to help them become the next generation of science leaders.
John G. Bene Fellowship 15 July 2020 by 1:00 pm PST Trees and People: Resilience in a changing climate – John G. Bene Fellowship is offered annually to Canadians and permanent residents of Canada pursuing master’s or doctoral studies at a Canadian university. Candidates should have an academic background that combines an interest in forests with social sciences (e.g., forestry/agroforestry/natural resources management/environmental sciences).
Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists Likely July 2020 The prize is awarded annually to one young scientist for outstanding life science research for which he/she was awarded a doctoral degree in the previous two years. The topic of the entrant's thesis research must be in one of the following categories: Cell and Molecular Biology, Genomics and Proteomics, Ecology and Environment, Translational Medicine.
Strengthening Mothers through Perinatal Research Award Wednesday, 15 July 2020 A $1,500 award is offered for graduate students pursuing research into woman-centered, holistic and physiologic maternity care
Last Day for Submission of Exam Copies of Doctoral Dissertations (Fall 2020 Graduation) Friday, 31 July 2020

Second of four deadlines for Fall 2020 graduation

Last Day for Final Doctoral Oral Examinations (August 31, 2020 Program End Date) Friday, 07 August 2020

Third of four deadlines for August 31, 2020 Program End Date.

Last day for final doctoral examinations for August 31, 2020 Program End Date.

Microsoft Research PhD Fellowship Nominations from university: Likely August 2020; Application deadline: Likely September 2020 Microsoft Research PhD Fellowships support students pursuing research aligned to the research topics carried out by Microsoft Research.
Application for November graduation opens Friday, 21 August 2020

Application for November 2020 Congregation opens, and is available until September 11, 2020. Application is made through the Student Service Centre.  

Nominations for External Examiner form (December 31, 2020 Program End Date) Friday, 21 August 2020

First 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 August 31 end date Friday, 28 August 2020

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 2020 Winter session Term 1.

Last day for students to complete all program requirements for August 31 end date Friday, 28 August 2020

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 2020 Winter Session Term 1.

Last Day for Acceptance of Final, Approved Doctoral Dissertation (August 31, 2020 Program End Date) Friday, 28 August 2020

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

Last day for submission of exam copies of Doctoral Dissertations to Faculty of Graduate Studies for August 31, 2020 Program End Date.

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.
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.

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.
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

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 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

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 degree granting and Congregation.

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.
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 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 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 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 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 students to complete all program requirements for May graduation Friday, 16 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, 16 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.