Deadline Centre

IMPORTANT: These deadlines are specific to graduate students. There are additional deadlines in the UBC Academic Calendar that apply to all students. Application deadlines can be found in the prospective student section as well as in each degree program profile.
Name Deadline Description
Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme Likely December 2022, check funding agency webpage for exact date 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.
Canada Graduate Scholarships Master’s (CGS M) Program 1 December 2022 before 8: 00 pm ET (5:00 pm PT) 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.
Affiliated Fellowships Master's Program 1 December 2022 before 5:00 pm PT The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies offers Affiliated Fellowships each year to current and prospective full-time UBC-Vancouver graduate students regardless of citizenship or visa status.
PEO International Peace Scholarship Likely December 2022, check funding agency webpage for exact date The International Peace Scholarship Fund is a program which provides scholarships for selected women from other countries for graduate study in the United States and Canada.
Google Lime Scholarship Likely December 2022, check funding agency webpage for exact date The Google Lime Scholarship provides funding and networking retreats for computer science students with disabilities.
Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarship 2 December 2022 at 5:00 pm ET 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.
Nominations for External Examiner form (April 30, 2023 Program End Date) Friday, 09 December 2022

First of four deadlines for program completion by April 30, 2023.

Last Day for Final Doctoral Oral Examinations (December 31, 2022 Program End Date) Wednesday, 14 December 2022

Third of four deadlines for December 31, 2022 Program End Date.

Last day for doctoral final oral defence for December 31, 2022 Program End Date.

Graduate Global Leadership Fellowship No longer accepting applications Fellowships for international students with leadership in humanitarian and development work in their home country
Globalink Graduate Fellowship Ongoing The Globalink Graduate Fellowship provides financial support to former Globalink Research Interns to return to Canada for graduate studies at select Mitacs university partners, including UBC.
Mitacs Globalink Research Award Ongoing The Mitacs Globalink Research Award supports research collaborations between Canada and select partner countries. The award is open to undergraduate and graduate students in all discipines. Funding varies by destination.
London Goodenough Association of Canada Scholarship Likely January 2023, check funding agency webpage for exact date 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 G+PS approval of final master’s theses and doctoral dissertations for December 31 end date Friday, 06 January 2023

Last day for final master's theses and doctoral dissertations to be approved by the Faculty of Graduate Studies for December 31 2022 program end date. Must be approved and accepted (not just submitted) by 4:00 pm.

Last day for students to complete all program requirements for December 31 end date Friday, 06 January 2023

Last day for students to complete all program requirements (including major papers) for non-thesis master's degrees for December 31 2022 program end date. Students who meet this deadline will not be assessed tuition and student fees for Winter Session Term 2.

Last Day for Acceptance of Final, Approved Doctoral Dissertation (December 31, 2022 Program End Date) Friday, 06 January 2023

Fourth of four deadlines for December 31, 2022 Program End Date.

Canada Graduate Scholarship Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement - 3rd Call Likely January 2023 MSFSS offers a third intake each January, depending on funding availability. Eligible applications will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.
Last Day for Submission of Exam Copies of Doctoral Dissertations (Spring 2023 Graduation) Friday, 27 January 2023

Second of four deadlines for Spring 2023 graduation.

Soroptimist Foundation of Canada Grants for Women Graduate Students Likely January 2023, check funding agency webpage for exact date The Soroptimist Foundation of Canada annually offers several $8,500 grants to female graduate students in Canada to assist them with university studies which will qualify them for careers which will improve the quality of women's lives.
Dr. Jim McDonald Scholarship for Northern Research Likely January 2023, check funding agency webpage for exact date 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.
Canadian Northern Studies Trust Awards Likely January 2023, check funding agency webpage for exact date The Canadian Northern Studies Awards support students undertaking research that includes northern or circumpolar fieldwork.
Parliamentary Internship Programme Likely January 2023, check funding agency webpage for exact date The Parliamentary Internship Programme provides a 10-month internship with Members of Parliament in Ottawa.
TELUS Graduate Fellowship on Telecommunications Policy Likely January 2023, check funding agency webpage for exact date The Fellowship will support graduate students who wish to undertake independent, innovative research on issues related to telecommunications policy.
International Development Research Centre (IDRC) Research Awards Likely February 2023, check funding agency webpage for exact date 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.
BC NEIHR Indigenous Graduate and Postdoctoral Funding Likely February 2023, check funding agency webpage for exact date The BC NEIHR supports Indigenous (First Nations, Métis and Inuit) graduate students and postdoctoral fellows by annual competitions for Master’s and Doctoral scholarships and biennial (every two years) for Post-Doctoral fellowships.
Mackenzie King Memorial Scholarships 1 February 2023 at 4:00 pm PT Mackenzie King Scholarships support graduates of Canadian universities who pursue graduate study in any discipline, in Canada or elsewhere.
Canadian Water Resources Association Scholarship Likely February 2023, check funding agency webpage for exact date 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.
Last Day for Submission of Exam Copies of Doctoral Dissertations (April 30, 2023 Program End Date) Friday, 03 February 2023

Second of four deadlines for program completion by April 30, 2023.

Aboriginal Graduate Fellowships Applicants: check with graduate program (likely January 2023); Graduate program nomination deadline: Likely February 2023 Multi-year fellowships are offered to Indigenous graduate students.
J.A. Campbell Research Award Likely February 2023, check funding agency webpage for exact date A grant to a maximum of $25,000 is offered for research projects in Canada of a scientific, applied science, and/or medical nature relevant to celiac disease, dermatitis herpetiformis, and/or non-celiac gluten sensitivity, or the socio-economic implications of delayed diagnosis and/or living with this conditions. The CCA is open to all types of relevant research and is not restricted to medical research.
J.A. Campbell Young Investigator Award Likely February 2023, check funding agency webpage for exact date The J. A. Campbell Young Investigator Award of $5,000 for any kind of research into Celiac Disease and / or Gluten Sensitivity is available to students and those who have recently completed degrees.
Hugh C. Morris Experiential Fellowship Likely February 2023, review funding agency website for exact date The Hugh C. Morris Experiential Fellowship will be awarded to a Masters or Doctoral student who exhibits excellence in research and seeks to further their knowledge through a program of experiential learning.
Maple Leaf Scholarship in Food Insecurity Likely February 2023, see funding agency webpage for exact date Three scholarships are distributed each year for three years, beginning in the 2020/2021 academic year, to support Master or PhD students who propose to advance a better understanding of food insecurity in Canada.
WorkSafeBC Research Training Awards Likely February 2023, check funding agency webpage for exact date WorkSafeBC Research Training Awards are intended to enable highly qualified Masters and PhD students to undertake full-time research training with a focus on preventing and/or reducing occupational illness, injury, and disability in British Columbia.
Last day for application for May graduation Friday, 24 February 2023

Last day for applications for Congregation to be submitted to Enrolment Services by all graduate students expecting to graduate in May 2023. Application is made through the Student Service Centre.

Health System Impact Fellowship Likely February 2023, check funding agency webpage for exact date The Health System Impact (HSI) Fellowship provides doctoral students and post-doctoral fellows studying health services and policy research, or related fields, a unique opportunity to apply their research and analytic talents to critical challenges in health care.
Governor General's Gold Medal Likely in March 2023 Gold medals are awarded to the graduating students with the most outstanding academic records in a doctoral degree and in a Master's degree with thesis.
Friedman Award for Scholars in Health Likely in March 2023 The Friedman Award for Scholars in Health supports learning and research opportunities for graduate students or medical residents working in the broad area of health, to bring new perspectives to their education and further their career.
EduCanada Study in Canada Scholarships Likely in March 2023 Study in Canada Scholarships provide students from post-secondary institutions located in the new eligible countries/territories with short-term exchange opportunities for study or research in Canadian post-secondary institutions at the college, undergraduate and graduate levels.
Canadian Student Health Research Forum (CSHRF) Travel Award Likely in March 2023 As of 2023, the Canadian Student Health Research Forum (CSHRF) has been absorbed into the International Congress on Academic Medicine (ICAM).  The Canadian Student Health Research Forum (CSHRF) Travel Award is no longer offered.
Last Day for Final Doctoral Oral Examinations (Spring 2023 Graduation) Friday, 24 March 2023

Third of four deadlines for Spring 2023 graduation.

Last day for doctoral final oral defence for Spring 2023 graduation.

Last Day for Final Doctoral Oral Examinations (April 30, 2023 Program End Date) Thursday, 06 April 2023

Third of four deadlines for April 30, 2023 Program End Date.

Last day for final doctoral examinations for April 30, 2023 Program End Date.

Last day for students to complete all program requirements for May graduation Friday, 21 April 2023

Last day for students to complete all program requirements (including major papers) for non-thesis master's degrees for May 2023 graduation.

Last day for G+PS approval of final master’s theses and doctoral dissertations for May graduation Friday, 21 April 2023

Last day for final master's theses and doctoral dissertations to be approved by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for May 2023 graduation. Must be approved and accepted (not just submitted) by 4:00 pm. Students are expected to submit 3-5 days before this approval deadline in order to have time for corrections.

Last Day for Acceptance of Final, Approved Doctoral Dissertation (Spring 2023 Graduation) Friday, 21 April 2023

Fourth of four deadlines for Spring 2023 graduation.

Last day for students to complete all program requirements for April 30 end date Friday, 28 April 2023

Last day for students to complete all program requirements (including major papers) for non-thesis master's degrees for April 30 program end date. Students who meet this deadline will not be assessed tuition and student fees for the 20223Summer Session. IMPORTANT: The deadline for students who wish to graduate in May is Apr 21, 2023.

Last day for G+PS approval of final master’s theses and doctoral dissertations for April 30 end date Friday, 28 April 2023

Last day for final master's theses and doctoral dissertations to be approved by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for April 30 program end date. Must be approved and accepted (not just submitted) by 4:00 pm. Students are expected to submit 3-5 days before this approval deadline in order to have time for corrections.

Last Day for Acceptance of Final, Approved Doctoral Dissertation (April 30, 2023 Program End Date) Friday, 28 April 2023

Fourth of four deadlines for April 30, 2023 Program End Date.

Canada Graduate Scholarship Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement Likely in May 2023 The Canada Graduate Scholarship Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements (CGS-MSFSS) Program supports Canadian graduate students pursuing research experiences at institutions outside of Canada.
Graduate Covid Program Delay Tuition Award Ongoing
Elizabeth Henry Scholarship for Communities and Environmental Health Likely May 2023, check funding agency webpage for exact date The Elizabeth Henry Scholarship for Communities and Environmental Health supports graduate students working on research projects in partnership with BC communities that are addressing environmental health issues and promoting environmental sustainability through cooperative community initiatives.

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