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
The International Development and Diplomacy Internship Programme 12:00pm (EDT) on Tuesday, 05 September 2017 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.
International Development Research Centre (IDRC) Research Awards 4:00pm (EDT) on Wednesday, 06 September 2017 The IDRC Research Awards are offered to Canadians, permanent residents of Canada, and citizens of developing countries pursuing 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 and receive hands-on experience in research management from an international perspective.
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.

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 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.

Killam Awards for Excellence in Mentoring 4:00pm on Friday, 22 September 2017 The Killam Awards for Excellence in Mentoring recognize outstanding mentorship of numerous graduate students over many years.
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.

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.

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.

DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst) Scholarships and Research Grants 4:00pm on Friday, 29 September 2017 Scholarships and grants are available for graduate students and post-doctoral researchers in all disciplines for study and research at institutions in Germany.
CIHR Graduate Scholarships Institutional e-Approval (UBC internal) deadline - 4:30pm (PDT - Vancouver time) on Tuesday, 26 September 2017 CIHR Doctoral Research Award provides financial support to outstanding students pursuing doctoral studies in health sciences.
ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award Draft nomination statement: Friday, 06 October 2017 Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) established the Doctoral Dissertation Award program to recognize and encourage superior research and writing by doctoral candidates in computer science and engineering. The award is presented each June at the ACM Awards Banquet and is accompanied by a prize of $20,000 plus travel expenses to the banquet. All winning dissertations are published exclusively in print and electronic formats as part of the ACM Books Series, which includes distribution through the ACM Digital Library. Honorable Mention(s) may also be awarded, with a prize of $10,000 shared among recipients. Financial sponsorship of the award is provided by Google.
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.

SSHRC Graduate Scholarships Applicants: check with graduate program (most likely mid- to late September); Graduate program nomination deadline: 4:00pm on Friday, 13 October 2017 SSHRC Doctoral Fellowships and Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarships (CGS) Doctoral Scholarships provide financial support to outstanding students pursuing doctoral studies in social sciences or humanities.
Affiliated Fellowships Doctoral Program Applicants for Doctoral Awards: check with graduate program (likely in mid- to late September); Graduate program nomination deadline: 4:00pm on Friday, 13 October 2017 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.
NSERC Postgraduate Scholarships Applicants: check with graduate program (most likely mid- to late September); Graduate program nomination deadline: 4:00pm on Friday, 13 October 2017 NSERC Canada Graduate Scholarships Doctoral (CGS D) and Postgraduate Scholarships Doctoral (PGS D) provide financial support to outstanding eligible students pursuing doctoral studies in natural sciences or engineering.
Killam Doctoral Scholarships Part of Affiliated Fellowships Doctoral 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 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 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 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.

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.
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.
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.
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.
Mitacs Globalink Research Award Wednesday, 08 November 2017 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.

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.
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.
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.

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.

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.

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