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
MCC Canadian Japanese-Mennonite Scholarship Sunday, 1 April 2018 The Canadian Japanese-Mennonite Scholarship is intended to assist the protection of minority and human rights in Canada, and reduce the potential for abuse of cultural minorities such as that suffered by Japanese Canadians during World War II.
Scholarships for Exchange Students Likely April 2018 Exchange scholarships are available to students from Caribbean, Asia-Pacific, Africa, South & Central America, Mexico, Caribbean, and Chile to undertake research or study at UBC for a period of 4 to 6 months.
Bullitt Environmental Fellowship Sunday, 1 April 2018 Bullitt Environmental Fellowship is awarded each year to an outstanding graduate student at a university in the Pacific Northwest who has a strong academic record, a demonstrated capacity for leadership, the promise of emerging as an environmental leader, and a faculty nomination. Students of color, those who come from a disadvantaged background, or who have overcome significant hardship are highly encouraged to apply for this award.
Arthritis Society Graduate PhD Salary Award Likely April 2018 Salary awards are offered to graduate students who are undertaking full-time research training in an area of clear relevance to arthritis and The Arthritis Society's 5-year research strategic plan.
Last Day for Final Doctoral Oral Examinations (April 30, 2018 Program End Date) Friday, 06 April 2018

Third of four deadlines for April 30, 2018 Program End Date.

Last day for final doctoral examinations for April 30, 2018 Program End Date.

WorkSafeBC Research Training Awards Friday, 6 April 2018 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.
Appointment of External Examiner form (September 2018 Degree Conferral) Friday, 06 April 2018

First of four deadlines for September 2018 degree conferral.

DEGIRS Bursary Friday, 13 April 2018 The Division of Engineers and Geoscientists in the Resource Sector (DEGIRS) offers a $2,000 bursary aimed at advancing engineering and geosciences education and practices in BC. Studies should relate directly to professional engineering and/or geoscience/geotechnique in the resource sector.
Kappa Kappa Gamma Foundation of Canada Scholarship for Canadian Women Sunday, 15 April 2018 The Kappa Kappa Gamma Foundation of Canada offers a graduate scholarship to female Canadian citizens pursuing Ph.D. studies.
Appointment of External Examiner form (August 31, 2018 Program End Date) Friday, 20 April 2018

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

Last day for students to complete all program requirements for May graduation Friday, 20 April 2018

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

Last day for G+PS approval of final master’s theses and doctoral dissertations for May graduation Friday, 20 April 2018

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

Last Day for Acceptance of Final, Approved Doctoral Dissertation (Spring 2018 Graduation) Friday, 20 April 2018

Fourth of four deadlines for Spring 2018 graduation.

Last day for acceptance of final, approved doctoral dissertation by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for Spring 2018 graduation.

Rio Tinto Graduate Scholarship Program Check with graduate program; G+PS nomination deadline: Friday, 20 April 2018 Rio Tinto offers an $18,000 research scholarship for a UBC graduate student in a field of pure or applied science related to Rio Tinto's activities.
Last day for students to complete all program requirements for April 30 end date Monday, 30 April 2018

Last day for students to complete all program requirements (including major papers) for non-thesis master's degrees for April 30 2018 program end date. Students who meet this deadline will not be assessed tuition and student fees for 2018 Summer.

Last day for G+PS approval of final master’s theses and doctoral dissertations for April 30 end date Monday, 30 April 2018

Last day for final master's theses and doctoral dissertations to be accepted by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for April 30 2018 program end date. Must be approved and accepted by 4:00 pm.

Strengthening Mothers through Perinatal Research Award Monday, 30 April 2018 A $1,500 award is offered for graduate students pursuing research into woman-centered, holistic and physiologic maternity care
Last Day for Acceptance of Final, Approved Doctoral Dissertation (April 30, 2018 Program End Date) Monday, 30 April 2018

Fourth of four deadlines for program completion by April 30, 2018.

Last day for acceptance of final, approved doctoral dissertation by the Faculty of Graduate Studies for April 30, 2018 program end date.

The Rabin Scholarship Fund for the Advancement of Peace and Tolerance Tuesday, 01 May 2018 The Rabin Scholarship Fund provides doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows focusing on areas relating to the pursuit of peace and peaceful forms of social life the opportunity to spend one academic year at The Harry S. Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace.
Elizabeth Henry Scholarship for Communities and Environmental Health Thursday, 10 May 2018 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.
Canada Graduate Scholarship Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement Applicant deadline: Friday, 11 May 2018 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 SummerTerm 1 courses Friday, 18 May 2018

Last day for changes between credit and audit for most Summer Term 1 courses. Refer to the online Course Schedule for specific information.

Last day for withdrawal from Summer Term 1 courses without W on academic record Friday, 18 May 2018

Last day for change in registration and for withdrawal from most Summer Session Term 1 courses without withdrawal standing of W recorded on a student's academic record.

Robert Bertram Doctoral Research Awards Tuesday, 22 May 2018 The Robert Bertram Doctoral Research Awards have been established to promote Canadian-based research on corporate governance and build Canada’s corporate governance research capacity by encouraging the next generation of young scholars.
Edwin S.H. Leong CSC UBC PhD Scholarship (1) Apply to CSC for a doctoral scholarship between 20 March and 5 April 2018; (2) Successful CSC award recipients: submit an application for a Leong PhD Scholarship in June 2018 Renewable doctoral scholarships of $35,000 per year for up to four years are offered annually by the Tai Hung Fai Charitable Foundation, in partnership with the China Scholarship Council (CSC). To be considered, candidates must be citizens of the mainland of the People's Republic of China who demonstrate academic excellence and who are undertaking PhD research at the UBC Vancouver campus, in one of the following areas: health, natural sciences, natural resources, economics or business.
Spring Graduate Awards Competition Applicants: check with graduate program; Graduate program nomination deadline: Friday, 25 May 2018 A number of University awards for current and upcoming academic year are available to current and incoming graduate students.
UBC Public Scholars Award 25 May 2018 This award is intended to build connections, community, and capacity for doctoral students who are interested in explicitly linking their doctoral work to an arena of public benefit and integrating broader and more career-relevant forms of scholarship into their doctoral education process.
Edwin S.H. Leong CSC UBC Postdoctoral Fellowship (1) Apply to CSC for a postdoctoral fellowship in spring 2018; (2) Successful CSC award recipients: submit an application for a Leong Postdoctoral Fellowship in summer 2018 Renewable postdoctoral fellowships of $50,000 per year for up to three years are offered annually by the Tai Hung Fai Charitable Foundation, in partnership with the China Scholarship Council (CSC). To be considered, candidates must be citizens of the mainland of the People's Republic of China who demonstrate academic excellence and who are undertaking postdoctoral research at the UBC Vancouver campus in one of the following areas: health, natural sciences, natural resources, economics or business.
SRK Graduate Scholarship Friday, 25 May 2018 SRK Consulting (Canada) Inc. offers a graduate scholarship with the intent to assist students undertaking graduate studies in mining industry related areas.
IDRC Doctoral Research Awards Wednesday, 30 May 2018 by 4pm EDT The IDRC Doctoral Research Award support research aligned with IDRC’s mandate and thematic priorities. Proposed research must fit within the priorities of the Agriculture and Environment, Inclusive Economies, or Technology and Innovation program areas.
Royal Canadian Legion Masters Scholarship in Veteran Health Research Thursday, 31 May 2018 The Royal Canadian Legion offers an annual entrance scholarship of $30,000 ($15,000/year for 2 years) to a Master’s level student specializing in research related to Veterans and their families.
Flaherty Research Scholarship Likely May 2018 The Flaherty Research Scholarship supports emerging research scholars, whose work has the potential to link Canada and Ireland.
The Pat Clifford Award for Early Career Research in Education Likely May 2018 The Pat Clifford Award is administered by the Canadian Education Association (CEA) and intends to recognize the work of emerging researchers in education policy, practice, or theory in Canada.This award is dedicated to the memory of Pat Clifford, who was active in research and teaching practice in Canada.
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.

Aboriginal Graduate Fellowship Bridge Funding Applicants: check with graduate program; Graduate program nomination deadline: likely June 2018 The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies matches funding provided by graduate programs to support Aboriginal graduate students.
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).
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 Likely 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 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.  

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.

Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists Likely 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.

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.

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