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
Last Day for Submission of Exam Copies of Doctoral Dissertations (September 2018 Degree Conferral) Friday, 01 June 2018

Second of four deadlines for September 2018 degree conferral.

Last day for withdrawal from Summer Term 1 courses with withdrawal standing of W on academic record Friday, 01 June 2018

Last day for withdrawal from most Summer Session Term 1 courses with withdrawal standing of W recorded on a student's academic record.

CGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award Friday, 8 June 2018 These awards are made to individuals who have completed PhD dissertations representing original work that makes an unusually significant contribution to the discipline. Graduate programs may submit up to two nominations: one in Mathematics, Physical Sciences and Engineering and one in Social Sciences. To be eligible, the nominee must have completed her or his doctoral degree requirements in the period of July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2018, inclusive. (Note: The CGS/ProQuest Award operates on a two-year cycle with regard to fields of competition. The fields of competition for 2019 will be Biological/Life Sciences and Humanities.)
Nominations for External Examiner form (Fall 2018 Graduation) Friday, 08 June 2018

First of four deadlines for Fall 2018 Graduation

Last day for Supervisors to submit Nominations for External Examiner form to the Faculty of Graduate Studies for Fall 2018 Graduation

Vancouver Korean-Canadian Scholarship Foundation Scholarship Likely June 2018 The Vancouver Korean-Canadian Scholarship Foundation (VKCSF) is a charitable organization dedicated to providing scholarships to qualified students with Korean heritage or to those pursuing academic studies related to Korea. VKCSF encourages students to contribute to the well-being and prosperity of the Korean-Canadian community and the wider Canadian society.
Last Day for Submission of Exam Copies of Doctoral Dissertations (August 31, 2018 Program End Date) Friday, 15 June 2018

Second of four deadlines for program completion by August 31, 2018.

Application for September degree granting and November Congregation opens Friday, 15 June 2018

Application for September 2018 degree granting and November 2018 Congregation opens, and is available until Friday August 17, 2018. Application is made through the Student Service Centre.

John G. Bene Fellowship Wednesday, 20 June 2018 by 4pm EDT Trees and People: Resilience in a changing climate – John G. Bene Fellowship is offered annually to Canadians and permanent residents of Canada pursuing master’s or doctoral studies at a Canadian university. Candidates should have an academic background that combines an interest in forests with social sciences (e.g., forestry/agroforestry/natural resources management/environmental sciences).
Flaherty Research Scholarship Monday, 25 June 2018 The Flaherty Research Scholarship supports emerging research scholars, whose work has the potential to link Canada and Ireland.
John W. Davies Memorial Award Likely June 2018 Two awards of $3,000 are offered by the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, Arctic Section in memory of John W. Davies, a former Chairman of the Section. The competition is open to any full time graduate student whose research will assist in providing solutions to problems encountered in the Arctic or in cold ocean environments.
Norm Bromberger Research Bursary Likely June 2018 The Norm Bromberger Research Bursary provides $2,000 each year to encourage research in the area of co-operatives and credit unions.
The Kathryn Huget Leadership Award Saturday, 30 June 2018 The Kathryn Huget Leadership Award is available for students studying at the Master’s or PhD level, preferably in the areas of organizational behaviour, business administration, business and commerce, sociology, or psychology. Awarded to any individual, with preference given to female students currently in leadership roles, whose focus is to improve the business workplace for women.
Last day for withdrawal from SummerTerm 2 courses without W on academic record Friday, 06 July 2018

Last day for change in registration and for withdrawal from most Summer Session Term 2 courses without withdrawal standing of W recorded on a student's academic record.

Last day for changes between credit and audit for Summer Term 2 courses Friday, 06 July 2018

Last day for changes between credit and audit for most Summer Term 2 courses. Refer to the online Course Schedule for specific information.  

Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists Sunday, 15 July 2018 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.
Last day for withdrawal from Summer Term 2 courses with withdrawal standing of W on academic record Friday, 20 July 2018

Last day for withdrawal from most Summer Term 2 courses with withdrawal standing of W recorded on a student's academic record.

Aboriginal Graduate Fellowship Bridge Funding Applicants: check with graduate program; Graduate program nomination deadline: Friday, 27 July 2018 The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies matches funding provided by graduate programs to support Aboriginal graduate students.
Last Day for Final Doctoral Oral Examinations (September 2018 Degree Conferral) Friday, 27 July 2018

Third of four deadlines for September 2018 degree conferral.

Last day for final doctoral examinations for September 2018 degree conferral.

Last Day for Submission of Exam Copies of Doctoral Dissertations (Fall 2018 Graduation) Friday, 03 August 2018

Second of four deadlines for Fall 2018 graduation

Strengthening Mothers through Perinatal Research Award Wednesday, 08 August 2018 A $1,500 award is offered for graduate students pursuing research into woman-centered, holistic and physiologic maternity care
Last Day for Final Doctoral Oral Examinations (August 31, 2018 Program End Date) Friday, 10 August 2018

Third of four deadlines for August 31, 2018 Program End Date.

Last day for final doctoral examinations for August 31, 2018 Program End Date.

Nominations for External Examiner form (December 31, 2018 Program End Date) Friday, 17 August 2018

First of four deadlines for December 31, 2018 Program End Date

Last day for application for September degree granting and November Congregation Friday, 17 August 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 September 2018. Congregation ceremony will be in November 2018.

Last Day for Acceptance of Final, Approved Doctoral Dissertation (September 2018 Degree Conferral) Friday, 17 August 2018

Fourth of four deadlines for September 2018 degree conferral.

Last day for acceptance of final, approved doctoral dissertation by the Faculty of Graduate Studies for September 2018 degree conferral.

Nominations for External Examiner form (February 2019 Degree Granting) Friday, 17 August 2018

First of four deadlines for February 2019 Degree Granting

Application for November degree conferral and November Congregation opens Saturday, 18 August 2018

Application for November 2018 degree conferral and November 2018 Congregation opens, and is available until Friday September 14, 2018. Application is made through the Student Service Centre.

Last day for G+PS approval of final master’s theses and doctoral dissertations for September degree granting Friday, 24 August 2018

Last day for final master's theses and doctoral dissertations to be accepted by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for September 2018 degree granting. Must be approved and accepted by 4:00 pm. Congregation will be in November 2018.

Last day for students to complete all program requirements for September degree granting Friday, 24 August 2018

Last day for students to complete all program requirements (including major papers) for non-thesis master's degrees for September 2018 degree granting. Congregation will be in November 2018.

Last day for students to complete all program requirements for August 31 end date Friday, 31 August 2018

Last day for students to complete all program requirements (including major papers) for non-thesis master's degrees for August 31 program end date. Students who meet this deadline will not be assessed tuition and student fees for 2018/19 Winter Session Term 1.

Last day for G+PS approval of final master’s theses and doctoral dissertations for August 31 end date Friday, 31 August 2018

Last day for final master's theses and doctoral dissertations to be accepted by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for August 31 program end date. Must be approved and accepted by 4:00 pm.

Last Day for Submission of Exam Copies of Doctoral Dissertations (August 31, 2018 Program End Date) Friday, 31 August 2018

Last of four deadlines for program completion by August 31, 2018.

Last day for submission of exam copies of Doctoral Dissertations to Faculty of Graduate Studies for August 31, 2018 Program End Date.

Wounded Warriors Doctoral Scholarship in Military and Veteran Health Research Saturday, 1 September 2018 The Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research (CIMVHR) and Wounded Warriors Canada (WWC) offer a two-year scholarship annually to a PhD student who demonstrates excellence in research issues relevant to military members, Veterans and families while also exhibiting significant potential for a high impact research career.
Last day for application for November degree granting and Congregation Friday, 14 September 2018

Last day for applications for degree granting and Congregation to be submitted to Enrolment Services by all graduate students expecting to graduate in November 2018. Application is made through the Student Service Centre.

Last Day for Final Doctoral Oral Examinations (Fall 2018 Graduation) Friday, 28 September 2018

Third of four deadlines for Fall 2018 graduation

Last day for final doctoral examinations for Fall 2018 graduation

Last Day for Submission of Exam Copies of Doctoral Dissertations (December 31, 2018 Program End Date) Friday, 12 October 2018

Second of four deadlines for December 31, 2018 Program End Date

Last Day for Submission of Exam Copies of Doctoral Dissertations (February 2019 Degree Granting) Friday, 12 October 2018

Second of four deadlines for February 2019 Degree Granting

Last day for students to complete all program requirements for November graduation Friday, 19 October 2018

Last day for students to complete all program requirements (including major papers) for non-thesis master's degrees for November 2018 degree granting and Congregation.

Last day for G+PS approval of final master’s theses and doctoral dissertations for November graduation Friday, 19 October 2018

Last day for final master's theses and doctoral dissertations to be approved by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for November 2018 degree granting and Congregation. Must be approved and accepted by 4:00 pm.

Last Day for Submission of Exam Copies of Doctoral Dissertations (Fall 2018 Graduation) Friday, 19 October 2018

Last of four deadlines for Fall 2018 graduation

Appointment of External Examiner form (Spring 2019 Graduation) Friday, 30 November 2018

First of four deadlines for Spring 2019 graduation

Last Day for Final Doctoral Oral Examinations (February 2019 Degree Granting) Friday, 14 December 2018

Third of four deadlines for February 2019 Degree Granting

Last day for final doctoral examinations for February 2019 Degree Granting

Application for February degree granting and May Congregation opens Friday, 14 December 2018

Application for February 2019 degree granting and May 2019 Congregation opens, and is available until January 18 2019. Application is made through the Student Service Centre.

Last Day for Final Doctoral Oral Examinations (December 31, 2018 Program End Date) Friday, 14 December 2018

Third of four deadlines for December 31, 2018 Program End Date

Last day for final doctoral examinations for December 31, 2018 Program End Date

Last day for G+PS approval of final master’s theses and doctoral dissertations for December 31 end date Friday, 04 January 2019

Last day for final master's theses and doctoral dissertations to be approved by the Faculty of Graduate Studies for December 31 2018 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 Winter Session Term 2.

Last Day for Acceptance of Final, Approved Doctoral Dissertation (December 31, 2018 Program End Date) Friday, 04 January 2019

Fourth of four deadlines for December 31, 2018 Program End Date

Last day for acceptance of final, approved doctoral dissertation by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for December 31, 2018 Program End Date

Last day for students to complete all program requirements for December 31 end date Friday, 04 January 2019

Last day for students to complete all program requirements (including major papers) for non-thesis master's degrees for December 31 2018 program end date. Students who meet this deadline will not be assessed tuition and student fees for Winter Session Term 2.

Last day for G+PS approval of final master’s theses and doctoral dissertations for February degree granting Friday, 18 January 2019

Last day for final master's theses and doctoral dissertations to be approved by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for February 2019 degree granting. Must be approved and accepted by 4:00 pm. Congregation will be in May 2019.

Last day for students to complete all program requirements for February degree granting Friday, 18 January 2019

Last day for students to complete all program requirements (including major papers) for non-thesis master's degrees for February 2019 degree granting. Congregation will be in May 2019.

Last Day for Acceptance of Final, Approved Doctoral Dissertation (February 2019 Degree Granting) Friday, 18 January 2019

Fourth of four deadlines for February 2019 Degree Granting

Last day for acceptance of final, approved doctoral dissertation by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for February 2019 Degree Granting.

Last day for application for February degree granting and May Congregation Friday, 18 January 2019

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 2019. Congregation ceremony will be in May 2019. Application is made through the Student Service Centre.

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