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
Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists Monday, 15 July 2019 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.
Schmidt Science Fellowships Applicants: check with graduate program; Graduate program nomination deadline: Wednesday, 17 July 2019 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.
Last Day for Submission of Exam Copies of Doctoral Dissertations (Fall 2019 Graduation) Friday, 02 August 2019

Second of four deadlines for Fall 2019 graduation.

Last Day for Final Doctoral Oral Examinations (September 2019 Degree Conferral) Friday, 02 August 2019

Third of four deadlines for September 2019 degree conferral.

Last day for final doctoral examinations for September 2019 degree conferral.

U21 Graduate Collaborative Research Awards Friday, 9 August 2019 The U21 Graduate Collaborative Research Awards are designed to encourage doctoral candidates, with the support of their supervisors/advisors, to think innovatively about how their research could benefit from engagement with other members of the U21 network.
Last Day for Final Doctoral Oral Examinations (August 31, 2019 Program End Date) Friday, 09 August 2019

Third of four deadlines for August 31, 2019 Program End Date.

Last day for final doctoral examinations for August 31, 2019 Program End Date.

Last day for application for September degree granting and November Congregation Friday, 16 August 2019

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 2019. Congregation ceremony will be in November 2019. Application is made through the Student Service Centre.

Application for November degree granting and November Congregation opens Saturday, 17 August 2019

Application for November 2019 degree granting and November 2019 Congregation opens, and is available until September 15, 2019. 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, 23 August 2019

Last day for final master's theses and doctoral dissertations to be approved by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for September 2019 degree granting. Must be approved and accepted by 4:00 pm. Congregation will be in November 2019.

Last day for students to complete all program requirements for September degree granting Friday, 23 August 2019

Last day for students to complete all program requirements (including major papers) for non-thesis master's degrees for September 2019 degree granting. Congregation will be in November 2019.

Last Day for Acceptance of Final, Approved Doctoral Dissertation (September 2019 Degree Conferral) Friday, 23 August 2019

Fourth of four deadlines for September 2019 degree conferral.

Last day for acceptance of final, approved doctoral dissertation by the Faculty of Graduate Studies for September 2019 degree conferral.

Nominations for External Examiner form (December 31, 2019 Program End Date) Friday, 23 August 2019

First of four deadlines for December 31, 2019 Program End Date

Last day for G+PS approval of final master’s theses and doctoral dissertations for August 31 end date Friday, 30 August 2019

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 2019 Winter session Term 1.

Last Day for Acceptance of Final, Approved Doctoral Dissertation (August 31, 2019 Program End Date) Friday, 30 August 2019

Last of four deadlines for program completion by August 31, 2019.

Last day for submission of exam copies of Doctoral Dissertations to Faculty of Graduate Studies for August 31, 2019 Program End Date.

Wounded Warriors Doctoral Scholarship in Military and Veteran Health Research Wednesday, 4 September 2019 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, 5 September 2019 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.
Canada Graduate Scholarship Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement Likely September 2019 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 application for November degree granting and Congregation Sunday, 15 September 2019

Last day for applications for degree granting and Congregation to be submitted to Enrolment Services by all graduate students expecting to graduate in November 2019. Application is made through the Student Service Centre.

SSHRC Graduate Scholarships Tuesday, 17 September 2019 at 12:00 noon PDT SSHRC Doctoral Fellowships provide financial support to outstanding students pursuing doctoral studies in social sciences or humanities.
Affiliated Fellowships Doctoral Program Tuesday, 17 September 2019 at 12:00 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.
Canada Graduate Scholarships Doctoral (CGS D) Program Tuesday, 17 September 2019 at 12:00 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).
Killam Doctoral Scholarships Tuesday, 17 September 2019 at 12:00 noon PDT The Killam Doctoral Scholarships support outstanding doctoral students at UBC.
NSERC Postgraduate Scholarships Tuesday, 17 September 2019 at 12:00 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.
CIHR Graduate Scholarships Tuesday, 17 September 2019 at 12:00 noon PDT CIHR Doctoral Research Award provides financial support to outstanding students pursuing doctoral studies in health sciences.
International Development Research Centre (IDRC) Research Awards 4:00pm (EDT) on Wednesday, 18 September 2019 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, 20 September 2019 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 2019 Graduation) Friday, 27 September 2019

Third of four deadlines for Fall 2019 graduation

Last day for final doctoral examinations for Fall 2019 graduation

Foreign Government Awards Program - Mexico Application will be available in June 2019; Deadline: Likely September 2019 The Government of Mexico is offering scholarships to Canadians for study or research at the Undergraduate, Master's, Doctoral or Postdoctoral level in Mexico.
IODE War Memorial Scholarship Letter of intent: Likely early October 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.
ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award Likely early October for graduate programs to submit draft nomination statement Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) established the Doctoral Dissertation Award program to recognize and encourage superior research and writing by doctoral candidates in computer science and engineering. The award is presented each June at the ACM Awards Banquet and is accompanied by a prize of $20,000 plus travel expenses to the banquet. All winning dissertations are published exclusively in print and electronic formats as part of the ACM Books Series, which includes distribution through the ACM Digital Library. Honorable Mention(s) may also be awarded, with a prize of $10,000 shared among recipients. Financial sponsorship of the award is provided by Google.
Microsoft Research PhD Fellowship Likely early October Microsoft Research PhD Fellowships support students pursuing research aligned to the research topics carried out by Microsoft Research.
DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst) Scholarships and Research Grants Likely early October 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, 2019 Program End Date) Friday, 11 October 2019

Second of four deadlines for December 31, 2019 Program End Date

Last day for students to complete all program requirements for November graduation Friday, 18 October 2019

Last day for students to complete all program requirements (including major papers) for non-thesis master's degrees for November 2019 degree granting and Congregation.

Last day for G+PS approval of final master’s theses and doctoral dissertations for November graduation Friday, 18 October 2019

Last day for final master's theses and doctoral dissertations to be approved by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for November 2019 degree granting and Congregation. Must be approved and accepted by 4:00 pm.

Last Day for Submission of Exam Copies of Doctoral Dissertations (Fall 2019 Graduation) Friday, 18 October 2019

Last of four deadlines for Fall 2019 graduation

Last day for submission of exam copies of Doctoral Dissertations to Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for Fall 2019 graduation

POGO Research Fellowship Program Registration will likely open in October 2019 Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario offers doctoral and post-doctoral fellowships for applicants with a background in any of the disciplines including medicine and nursing relevant to pediatric oncology.
Karl C. Ivarson Agricultural Scholarship Likely early November This scholarship is open to agricultural science students from the province of Alberta. Students may be enrolled in any post-secondary institution within or outside the province of Alberta. Candidates must hold Canadian Citizenship or Permanent Residence status in Canada and be enrolled in their graduate program for at least one semester beyond the application deadline.
International Doctoral Fellowship No longer accepting applications Provides five years of funding for top incoming international doctoral students.
Future Forests Fellowship Not accepting applications at this time 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.
Google PhD Fellowship Applicant deadline: likely early November Google PhD Fellowships support PhD students pursuing research in computer science, related disciplines, or promising research areas.
Frank Knox Memorial Fellowships at Harvard University Likely mid-November Up to three (3) Frank Knox Memorial Fellowships will be awarded to students from Canada for graduate study at Harvard University in the academic year 2018-2019.
MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program Likely mid-November The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program is a global initiative to educate and develop next-generation leaders from Africa who will contribute to social and economic progress. Over a ten-year period the initiative will fund 35 master's students in selected graduate degree programs.
Zonta International Amelia Earhart Fellowship Likely mid-November Zonta International’s Amelia Earhart Fellowships memorialize famed air pioneer and Zontian, Amelia Earhart, who disappeared over the Pacific in 1937. By remembering Amelia Earhart through this fellowship, Zonta International encourages and supports women to expand their horizons by pursuing degrees and careers in aerospace-related sciences or aerospace-related engineering.
Canada-US Fulbright Program Likely mid-November The Canada-US Fulbright Program is a bi-national program of educational exchange, with a mandate to enhance mutual understanding between the people of Canada and the people of the United States of America. Available to graduate students, faculty, professionals and independent researchers, successful applicants conduct research, lecture, or enroll in formal academic programs in the United States. Fulbright Canada offers various scholarship awards within this program, with further information on the various award opportunities made available through the Canada-US Fulbright Program website.
Nominations for External Examiner form (Spring 2020 Graduation) Friday, 29 November 2019

First of four deadlines for Spring 2020 graduation

Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme Likely December 2019 The Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme aims at attracting the best and brightest students in the world to pursue their PhD studies in Hong Kong's institutions.
Affiliated Fellowships Master's Program Applicants: 1 December 2019 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.
Canada Graduate Scholarships Master’s (CGS M) Program Applicants: 1 December 2019 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.
John Peters Humphrey Fellowship Likely December 2019 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.

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