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
Recommendations for Admission for January 2017 - International Monday, 04 July 2016

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 2017. Later recommendations may be accepted upon special request from a graduate program.

Aboriginal Graduate Fellowship Bridge Funding Check with graduate program; G+PS nomination deadline is Friday, 15 July 2016 The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies matches funding provided by graduate programs to support Aboriginal graduate students.
Recommendations for Admission for January 2017 – North America Friday, 29 July 2016

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 2017. Later recommendations may be accepted upon special request from a graduate program.

Last Day for Submission of Exam Copies of Doctoral Dissertations (Fall 2016 Graduation) Friday, 29 July 2016

Second of four deadlines for Spring 2016 graduation.

Last day for submission of exam copies of Doctoral Dissertations to Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for Spring 2016 graduation.

Airfare for Graduate Travel Likely in July 2016
Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists Monday, 01 August 2016 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.
Nominations for External Examiner form (February 2017 Degree Granting) Friday, 05 August 2016

First of four deadlines for February 2017 Degree Granting.

Last day for Supervisors to submit Nominations for External Examiner form to the Faculty of Graduate Studies for February 2017 Degree Granting.

Last Day for Final Doctoral Oral Examinations (September 2016 Degree Conferral) Friday, 05 August 2016

Third of four deadlines for September 2016 degree conferral.

Last day for final doctoral examinations for September 2016 degree conferral.

Nominations for External Examiner form (December 31, 2016 Program End Date) Friday, 05 August 2016

First of four deadlines for December 31, 2016 Program End Date.

Last day for Supervisors to submit Nominations for External Examiner form to the Faculty of Graduate Studies for December 31, 2016 Program End Date.

Last Day for Acceptance of Final, Approved Doctoral Dissertation (September 2016 Degree Conferral) Friday, 19 August 2016

Fourth of four deadlines for September 2016 degree conferral.

Last day for acceptance of final, approved doctoral dissertation by the Faculty of Graduate Studies for September 2016 degree conferral.

Last day for application for September 2016 degree granting and November 2016 Congregation Friday, 19 August 2016

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 2016. Congregation ceremony will be in November 2016. Application is made through the Student Service Centre.

Last day for G+PS approval of final master’s theses and doctoral dissertations for September 2016 degree granting Friday, 19 August 2016

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 2016. Congregation will be in November 2016.

Last day for programs to notify G+PS that requirements have been met for September 2016 degree granting Friday, 19 August 2016

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 2016. Congregation will be in November 2016.

Last Day for Final Doctoral Oral Examinations (August 31, 2016 Program End Date) Friday, 19 August 2016

Third of four deadlines for August 31, 2016 Program End Date.

Last day for final doctoral examinations for August 31, 2016 Program End Date.

Application for November 2016 degree granting and Congregation opens. Saturday, 20 August 2016

Application for November 2016 degree granting and Congregation opens.

Canada Graduate Scholarship Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement NSERC and SSHRC: Friday, 26 August 2016; 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 G+PS approval of final master’s theses and doctoral dissertations for August 31 2016 end date Wednesday, 31 August 2016 Last day for final master's theses and doctoral dissertations to be approved by the Faculty of Graduate Studies for August 31 2016 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 2016 Winter session Term 1. IMPORTANT: For students planning to have their degrees granted in September 2016, the deadline for completing program requirements is Friday August 19.
Last Day for Acceptance of Final, Approved Doctoral Dissertation (August 31, 2016 Program End Date) Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Fourth of four deadlines for August 31, 2016 program end date.

Last day for acceptance of final, approved doctoral dissertation by the Faculty of Graduate Studies for August 31, 2016 program end date.

Last day for programs to notify G+PS that requirements have been met for August 31 2016 end date Wednesday, 31 August 2016 Last day for graduate programs to notify the Faculty of Graduate Studies that all requirements (including major papers) have been met for non-thesis master's degrees for August 31 2016 program end date. Students who meet this deadline will not be assessed tuition and student fees for 2016 Winter Session Term 1. IMPORTANT: For students planning to have their degrees granted in September 2016, the deadline for completing program requirements is August 19 2016.
France Canada Research Fund Best Cotutelle Prize Likely in September 2016 The FCRF Award for the international joint PhD (cotutelle) is awarded for the best thesis completed by a PhD student participating in the France-Canada joint PhD (cotutelle) program after a successful defence.
France Canada Research Fund (FCRF) Scholarship for Thesis Cotutelles Likely in September 2016 In order to facilitate the mobility of doctoral students between France and Canada, the France Canada Research Fund (FCRF) is launching FCRF Scholarship for thesis cotutelles. It will be awarded for the best running thesis of PhD student participating in the France-Canada joint PhD (cotutelle) program.The FCRF Scholarship for thesis cotutelles finances academic study visits in France (one round-trip airfare and monthly allowance) for a Canadian doctoral student enrolled in a thesis cotutelle program between a French institution and UBC.
The International Development and Diplomacy Internship Programme Mid-August to Mid-September This internship programme is offered by United Nations Association in Canada’s (UNA-Canada) International Development & Diplomacy Internship Programme (IDDIP) to university graduates from many disciplines including: international affairs (relations), peacekeeping and peace building, political science, economics, history, women’s studies, public policy, geography, environmental studies, anthropology, sociology, law, the sciences, engineering, languages, etc.who demonstrate that they have an active interest in the work of the United Nations and UN-related issues.
DAAD ( Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst) Scholarships and Research Grants Likely in September 2016 Scholarships and grants are available for graduate students and post-doctoral researchers in all disciplines for study and research at institutions in Germany.
Vanier Scholarship Applicant deadline - 11:59pm (Vancouver time) on Monday, 12 September 2016; Graduate Program deadline: 4:00pm on Tuesday, 27 September 2016 The Vanier Scholarships Program offers funding of $50,000 per annum for 36 months to Canadian or international doctoral students.
Last Day for Final Doctoral Oral Examinations (Fall 2016 Graduation) Friday, 30 September 2016

Third of four deadlines for Fall 2016 graduation.

Last day for final doctoral examinations for Fall2016 graduation.

Killam Awards for Excellence in Mentoring Likely in October 2016 The Killam Awards for Excellence in Mentoring recognize outstanding mentorship of numerous graduate students over many years.
Microsoft Research PhD Fellowship Likely in October 2016 Microsoft Research PhD Fellowships support students in the third and fourth years of their PhD studies in Computer Science, Mathematics, or Electrical Engineering.
Last Day for Submission of Exam Copies of Doctoral Dissertations (December 31, 2016 Program End Date) Friday, 14 October 2016

Second of four deadlines for December 31, 2016 Program End Date.

Last Day for Submission of Exam Copies of Doctoral Dissertations (February 2017 Degree Granting) Friday, 14 October 2016

Second of four deadlines for February 2017 Degree Granting.

Killam Doctoral Scholarships Part of Affiliated Competition - for deadline, check with graduate program (likely in mid- to late September) The Killam Doctoral Scholarships support outstanding doctoral students at UBC.
Microsoft Research Graduate Women's Scholarship Likely in October 2016 The Microsoft Graduate Women's Scholarship supports women graduate students in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or Mathematics.
Last Day for Acceptance of Final, Approved Doctoral Dissertation (Fall 2016 Graduation) Friday, 21 October 2016

Fourth of four deadlines for Fall 2016 graduation.

Last day for acceptance of final, approved doctoral dissertation by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for Fall 2016 graduation.

Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarship Likely in October 2016 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.
Transdisciplinary Understanding and Training on Research - Primary Health Care (TUTOR-PHC) Likely in October 2016 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.
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.
MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program Typically in 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 in November 2016 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, 2016 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.
Northern Scientific Training Program Likely in November 2016 The Northern Scientific Training Program supports student research in the North by supplying supplementary funds to offset the additional costs of Northern research.
John Peters Humphrey Fellowship Likely in November 2016 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.
POGO Research Fellowship Program The 2016/2017 application will be made available fall 2016 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 in November 2016 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.
Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme Likely 1 December 2016 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.
Appointment of External Examiner form (Spring 2017 Graduation) Friday, 02 December 2016

First of four deadlines for Spring 2017 graduation.

Last day for Supervisors to submit Nominations for External Examiner form to the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for Spring 2017 graduation.

Appointment of External Examiner form (April 30, 2017 Program End Date) Friday, 09 December 2016

First of four deadlines for program completion by April 30, 2017.

Last day for Supervisors to submit 'Appointment of External Examiner' form to the Faculty of Graduate Studies for April 30, 2017 program end date.

Science Policy Fellowships Saturday, 10 December 2016 The Science Policy Fellowships program gives health researchers and trainees the opportunity to gain real world experience in health policy making. Researchers from all areas of health can apply to spend six to twelve months in a policy setting where they will work as part of a policy team.
Graduate Research Awards for Disarmament, Arms Control and Non-Proliferation Likely in December 2016 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). Four awards of $5,000 are available to Canadian Masters and/or Doctoral students to support the research and writing of an academic paper responding to a specific Non-Proliferation, Arms Control and Disarmament (NACD) topic.
Last Day for Final Doctoral Oral Examinations (December 31, 2016 Program End Date) Friday, 16 December 2016

Third of four deadlines for December 31, 2016 Program End Date.

Last day for final doctoral examinations for December 31, 2016 Program End Date.

Last Day for Final Doctoral Oral Examinations (February 2017 Degree Granting) Friday, 16 December 2016

Third of four deadlines for February 2017 Degree Granting.

Last day for final doctoral examinations for February 2017 Degree Granting.

Senior Women Academic Administrators of Canada (SWAAC) Graduate Student Award of Merit Likely in December 2016 Awards of $2,500 each will be awarded women graduate students who have demonstrated leadershipwhile maintaining exemplary academic records.

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