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
Aboriginal Graduate Fellowship Bridge Funding Applicants: check with graduate program; Graduate program nomination deadline: 4:00pm on Friday, 14 July 2017 The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies matches funding provided by graduate programs to support Aboriginal graduate students.
Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists 15 July 2017 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.
Last Day for Submission of Exam Copies of Doctoral Dissertations (Fall 2017 Graduation) Friday, 28 July 2017

Second of four deadlines for Fall 2017 graduation.

Last Day for Final Doctoral Oral Examinations (September 2017 Degree Conferral) Friday, 28 July 2017

Third of four deadlines for September 2017 degree conferral.

Last day for final doctoral examinations for September 2017 degree conferral.

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 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 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 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.

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.

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 (February 2018 Degree Granting) Friday, 25 August 2017

First of four deadlines for February 2017 Degree Granting.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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 Submission of Exam Copies of Doctoral Dissertations (February 2018 Degree Granting) Friday, 13 October 2017

Second of four deadlines for February 2017 Degree Granting.

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.

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 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 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.

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.

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 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.

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.

Last Day for Final Doctoral Oral Examinations (Spring 2018 Graduation) Friday, 23 March 2018

Third of four deadlines for Spring 2018 graduation.

Last day for final doctoral examinations for Spring 2018 graduation.

Last Day for Final Doctoral Oral Examinations (April 30, 2018 Program End Date) Friday, 06 April 2018

Third of four deadlines for April 30, 2018 Program End Date.

Last day for final doctoral examinations for April 30, 2018 Program End Date.

Last day for G+PS approval of final master’s theses and doctoral dissertations for May graduation Friday, 20 April 2018

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

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