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
Canada Day Wednesday, 01 July 2015

University closed.

Recommendations for Admission January 2016 - International Monday, 06 July 2015

Deadline for guaranteed consideration by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies of recommendations from graduate programs for overseas international students to be admitted for registration in January 2016. Late recommendations may be accepted upon special request from a graduate program.

Last Day for Final Doctoral Oral Examinations (August 31, 2015 Program End Date) Friday, 31 July 2015

Third of four deadlines for August 31, 2015 Program End Date.

Last day for final doctoral examinations for August 31, 2015 Program End Date.

Airfare for Graduate Travel 4:00pm on Friday, July 31, 2015
Recommendations for Admission January 2016 - North America Friday, 31 July 2015

Deadline for guaranteed consideration by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies of recommendations from graduate programs for North American students to be admitted for registration in January 2016. Late recommendations may be accepted upon special request from a graduate program.

Last Day for Submission of Exam Copies of Doctoral Dissertations (Fall 2015 Graduation) Friday, 31 July 2015

Second of four deadlines for November 2015 graduation.

Last Day for Final Doctoral Oral Examinations (September 2015 Degree Conferral) Friday, 31 July 2015

Third of four deadlines for September 2015 degree conferral.

Last day for final doctoral examinations for September 2015 degree conferral.

BC Day Monday, 03 August 2015

University closed.

Appointment of External Examiner form (December 31, 2015 Program End Date) Friday, 07 August 2015

First of four deadlines for program completion by December 31, 2015.

Appointment of External Examiner form (February 2016 Degree Granting) Friday, 07 August 2015

First of four deadlines for February 2015 degree granting.

Last Day for Acceptance of Final, Approved Doctoral Dissertation (September 2015 Degree Conferral) Friday, 21 August 2015

Fourth of four deadlines for September 2015 degree conferral.

Last day for acceptance of final, approved doctoral dissertation by the Faculty of Graduate Studies for September 2015 degree conferral.

Last day for G+PS approval of final master’s theses and doctoral dissertations for September 2015 degree granting Friday, 21 August 2015

Last day for final master's theses and doctoral dissertations to be approved by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for degrees to be granted in September 2015. Must be approved and accepted by 4:00 pm. Congregation will be in November 2015.

Last day for application for September 2015 degree granting and November 2015 Congregation Friday, 21 August 2015

Last day to apply to have your degree granted in September 2015. Congregation will be in November 2015. Application is made through the Student Service Centre.

Last day for programs to notify G+PS that requirements have been met for September 2015 degree granting Friday, 21 August 2015

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 to be granted in September 2015. Congregation will be in November 2015.

Application to graduate opens Saturday, 22 August 2015

Application for November 2015 degree granting and November 2015 Congregation opens.

Last Day for Final Doctoral Oral Examinations (August 31, 2015 Program End Date) Monday, 31 August 2015

Fourth of four deadlines for program completion by August 31, 2015.

Last day for acceptance of final, approved doctoral dissertation by the Faculty of Graduate Studies for August 31, 2015 program end date.

Last day for programs to notify G+PS that requirements have been met for August 31 2015 end date Monday, 31 August 2015

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 2015 program end date. Students who meet this deadline will not be assessed tuition and student fees for 2015/16 Winter Session Term 1. IMPORTANT: For students planning to have their degrees granted in September 2015, the deadline for completing program requirements is Friday August 21, 2015.

Last day for approval of final master's theses and doctoral dissertations for August 31 2015 end date Monday, 31 August 2015

Last day for final master's theses and doctoral dissertations to be approved by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for August 31 2015 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 2015/16 Winter Session Term 1. IMPORTANT: For students planning to have their degrees granted in September 2015, the deadline for approval of theses and dissertations is Friday August 21, 2015.

Vanier Scholarship Likely in September 2015 The Vanier Scholarships Program offers funding of $50,000 per annum for 36 months to Canadian or international doctoral students.
DAAD ( Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst) Scholarships and Research Grants Likely in September 2015 Scholarships and grants are available for graduate students and post-doctoral researchers in all disciplines for study and research at institutions in Germany.
Killam Awards for Excellence in Mentoring Likely in September 2015 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 2015 Graduation) Friday, 02 October 2015

Third of four deadlines for Fall 2015 graduation.

Last day for final doctoral examinations for Fall 2015 graduation.

Last Day for Submission of Exam Copies of Doctoral Dissertations (February 2016 Degree Granting) Friday, 09 October 2015

Second of four deadlines for February 2016 degree granting.

Last Day for Submission of Exam Copies of Doctoral Dissertations (December 31, 2015 Program End Date) Friday, 09 October 2015

Second of four deadlines for program completion by December 31, 2015.

Microsoft Research PhD Fellowship Likely in October 2015 Microsoft Research PhD Fellowships support students in the third and fourth years of their PhD studies in Computer Science, Mathematics, or Electrical Engineering.
Killam Doctoral Scholarships Likely in September 2015 The Killam Doctoral Scholarships support outstanding doctoral students at UBC.
Microsoft Research Graduate Women's Scholarship Likely in October 2015 The Microsoft Graduate Women's Scholarship supports women graduate students in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or Mathematics.
Last day for application for November 2015 degree granting and Congregation Friday, 23 October 2015

Last day for applications for degree conferral and Congregation 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 programs to notify G+PS that requirements have been met for November 2015 degree granting and Congregation Friday, 23 October 2015

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 November graduation.

Last day for G+PS approval of final master’s theses and doctoral dissertations for November 2015 degree granting and Congregation Friday, 23 October 2015

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

Last Day for Acceptance of Final, Approved Doctoral Dissertation (Fall 2015 Graduation) Friday, 23 October 2015

Fourth of four deadlines for Fall 2015 graduation.

Last day for acceptance of final, approved doctoral dissertation by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for Fall 2015 graduation.

Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarship Likely in October 2015 Trudeau Scholarships are awarded each year to support highly gifted and actively engaged doctoral students pursuing research in one or more of the four themes: human rights and social justice, responsible citizenship, Canada and the world, and humans and their natural environment.
Graduate Research Awards for Disarmament, Arms Control and Non-Proliferation Likely in October 2015 Graduate Research Awards for Disarmament, Arms Control and Non-Proliferation are offered by The Simons Foundation and The International Security Research and Outreach Programme (ISROP) of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada (DFATD). The primary objective of the Graduate Research Awards is to enhance Canadian graduate level scholarship on disarmament, arms control and non-proliferation issues.
Recommendations for Admission May 2016 - International Friday, 30 October 2015

Deadline for guaranteed consideration by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies of recommendations from graduate programs for overseas international students to be admitted for registration in May 2016. Late recommendations may be accepted upon special request from a graduate program.

Transdisciplinary Understanding and Training on Research - Primary Health Care (TUTOR-PHC) Likely in October 2015 Transdisciplinary Understanding and Training on Research - Primary Health Care (TUTOR-PHC) is a one-year national interdisciplinary training program funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Canadian Health Services Research Foundation (CHSRF) with representation from the disciplines of Family Medicine, Nursing, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology and Education. This training program is aimed at students and their supervisors from Canadian universities who are interested in interdisciplinary primary health care research. Trainees will have a primary Mentor who will offer leadership and guidance to participants until they are established primary health care researchers.
Karl C. Ivarson Agricultural Scholarship Likely in October 2015 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.
IODE War Memorial Scholarship Usually October 1st for letter of intent, and November 1st for complete application 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. Candidates must be Canadian citizens and in at least their second year of doctoral program at a Canadian or Commonwealth university.
Recommendations for Admission May 2016 - International Monday, 02 November 2015

Deadline for guaranteed consideration by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies of recommendations from graduate programs for overseas international students to be admitted for registration in May. Later recommendations may be accepted upon special request from a graduate program.

Zonta International Amelia Earhart Fellowship Likely in November 2015 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 Most likely November 15, 2015 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.
John Peters Humphrey Fellowship November 15, 2015 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.
Northern Scientific Training Program Likely in November 2015 The Northern Scientific Training Program supports student research in the North by supplying supplementary funds to offset the additional costs of Northern research.
POGO Research Fellowship Program Likely in October 2015 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.
BC Food Protection Association Scholarship Award Likely in November 2015 British Columbia Food Protection Association (BCFPA) offers two scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students each year.
Recommendations for Admission May 2016 - North America Monday, 30 November 2015

Deadline for guaranteed consideration by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies of recommendations from graduate programs for North American students to be admitted for registration in May 2016. Late recommendations may be accepted upon special request from a graduate program.

Recommendations for Admission May 2016 - North America Tuesday, 01 December 2015

Deadline for guaranteed consideration by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies of recommendations from graduate programs for North American students to be admitted for registration in May. Later recommendations may be accepted upon special request from a graduate program.

Application to graduate opens Tuesday, 01 December 2015

Application for February 2016 degree granting and May 2016 Congregation opens.

Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme Likely in December 2015 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.
CIHR Graduate Scholarships Likely in September 2015 CIHR provides financial support to outstanding students pursuing master's or doctoral studies in health sciences.
Last Day for Final Doctoral Oral Examinations (December 31, 2015 Program End Date) Friday, 11 December 2015

Third of four deadlines for December 31, 2015 Program End Date.

Last day for final doctoral examinations for December 31, 2015 Program End Date.

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