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
Queen Elizabeth Scholars Deadline for full application to G+PS: 4:00pm on Tuesday, 10 October 2017 The Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarships program (QES) was created to improve global talent exchange between Canada and other nations. The program aims to develop the next generation of innovative leaders and community builders by providing enriched academic, professional and cross-cultural experiences and by facilitating lasting local and global community engagement.
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 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 Submission of Exam Copies of Doctoral Dissertations (February 2018 Degree Granting) Friday, 13 October 2017

Second of four deadlines for February 2017 Degree Granting.

Microsoft Research PhD Fellowship Applicant deadline: confirm with academic department; Application submisson period is 2-16 October 2017 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 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 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.

Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarship Applicant deadline - 11:59pm (Vancouver time) on Monday, 23 October 2017 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 Dignity, Responsible Citizenship, Canada in the World and People and their Natural Environment.
Foreign Government Awards Program - Mexico 11:59pm (EDT) on Friday, 27 October 2017 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: Sunday, 01 October 2017; Complete application: Wednesday, 01 November 2017 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.
International Doctoral Fellowship Applicant deadline: confirm with graduate program (range from late Nov 2017 to mid-Jan 2018) Provides five years of funding for top incoming international doctoral students.
The ENTELLIGENCE Young Investigator Program Letter of Intent: Thursday, 02 November 2017 The ENTELLIGENCE program provides opportunities for individual young investigators to promote quality medical care and enhance patients' lives by supporting research (basic science, translational and clinical research) in the area of pulmonary hypertension (PH) related to expanding our knowledge of the pathways involved in pulmonary vascular pathobiology and ultimately, to improve treatment for patients with pulmonary hypertension.
MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program Likely November 2017 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 Wednesday, 15 November 2017 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 Wednesday, 15 November 2017 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 November 2017 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 Registration: 2:00pm (Vancouver time) on Friday, 06 October 2017; Full Application: 2:00pm (Vancouver time) on Friday, 17 November 2017 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.
Frank Knox Memorial Fellowships at Harvard University Friday, 24 November 2017 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.
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.

Future Forests Fellowship Friday, 24 November 2017 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.
Karl C. Ivarson Agricultural Scholarship Likely November 2017 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 November 2017 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.
John Peters Humphrey Fellowship Friday, 01 December 2017 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.
Canada Graduate Scholarships Master’s (CGS M) Program Applicant deadline: Friday, 01 December 2017; Graduate program nomination deadline: Friday, 26 January 2018 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.
Appointment of External Examiner form (Spring 2018 Graduation) Friday, 01 December 2017

First of four deadlines for Spring 2018 graduation.

Transdisciplinary Understanding and Training on Research - Primary Health Care (TUTOR-PHC) Friday, 01 December 2017 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.
Graduate Research Awards for Disarmament, Arms Control and Non-Proliferation Likely December 2017 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.
Senior Women Academic Administrators of Canada (SWAAC) Graduate Student Award of Merit Usually December Awards of $3,000 each will be awarded women graduate students who have demonstrated leadership while maintaining exemplary academic records. UBC may nominate one student to the Western Provinces competition every four years. The next competition will be in 2021.
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.

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 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.

Doctoral Recruitment Fellowship Nominations accepted from graduate programs throughout the year
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 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.

Canadian Water Resources Association Scholarship Applicants: check with graduate program (likely January 2018); Agency deadline: likely January 2018 The Canadian Water Resources Association (CWRA) annually offers five scholarships to graduate students whose programs of study focus on applied, natural, or social science aspects of water resources.
3M National Student Fellowship Likely January 2018 The 3M National Student Fellowship honours up to ten full-time university students at Canadian institutions who have demonstrated outstanding leadership in their lives and at their college or university. These students embrace a vision of quality education that enhances their academic experience and beyond. Each winner will receive an award of $5,000 to be spent at the winner’s discretion and will also participate in a 3M National Student Fellowship Program retreat. 
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 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 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 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 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 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.

Canada Graduate Scholarship Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement - 3rd Call If there is funding available, a third competition may be held in January 2018. CIHR and NSERC have launched a third intake for the 2016 competition of the Canada Graduate Scholarships - Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement with the intention of awarding the remaining supplements from the two previous intakes. Eligible applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. (Updated: 14 Dec 2016)
London Goodenough Association of Canada Scholarship Likely January 2018 Scholarships are offered towards the cost of accommodation at Goodenough College, the pre-eminent residential college for international graduate students in London.
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.

Affiliated Fellowships Master's Program Applicant deadline: Friday, 01 December 2017; Graduate program nomination deadline: Friday, 26 January 2018 The Faculty of Graduate Studies offers Affiliated Fellowships each year to current and prospective full-time UBC graduate students regardless of citizenship or visa status.
Aboriginal Graduate Fellowships Applicants: check with graduate program (likely January 2018); Graduate program nomination deadline: likely February 2018 Multi-year fellowships are offered to Aboriginal graduate students.
Dr. Jim McDonald Scholarship for Northern Research Likely January 2018 The Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Research (ACUNS), with the support of the family of the late Dr. Jim McDonald, is sponsoring one scholarship valued at $5,000 for Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada currently enrolled in graduate studies in the social sciences and humanities as these pertain to Canada’s north and its inhabitants. Community-based-research, interdisciplinary research and local Aboriginal collaboration will be given special consideration, as will those that can demonstrate a specific focus to their project.

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