Deadline Centre

IMPORTANT: These deadlines are particularly for graduate students. There are additional deadlines in the UBC Academic Calendar that apply to all students.
Namesort descending Deadline Description
Aboriginal Graduate Fellowship Bridge Funding Likely in May 2016 The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies matches funding provided by graduate programs to support Aboriginal graduate students.
Affiliated Fellowships Applicants for Doctoral Awards: check with graduate program (likely in mid- to late September); Applicants for Master's funding: December 1 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.
Airfare for Graduate Travel Likely in July 2016
Application for November 2016 degree granting and Congregation opens. Saturday, 20 August 2016

Application for November 2016 degree granting and Congregation opens.

Application for September 2016 degree granting and November 2016 Congregation opens. Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Application for September 2016 degree granting and November 2016 Congregation opens.

CAGS/ProQuest-UMI Distinguished Dissertation Awards Check with graduate program; G+PS nomination deadline likely in mid-February 2017 The CAGS/ProQuest-UMI Distinguished Dissertation Awards recognize Canadian doctoral dissertations that make unusually significant and original contributions to their academic field.
Canada Graduate Scholarship Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement NSERC and SSHRC: Friday, 13 May 2016; 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.
Canada Graduate Scholarship Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement - 3rd Call Possibly in January 2017 - will depend on availability of funding. CIHR and NSERC are holding a third round of competition for the Canada Graduate Scholarship Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements (CGS-MSFSS) program for the 2015-16 fiscal year. Eligible applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
Canada-US Fulbright Program Most likely November 15, 2016 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.
Canadian Northern Studies Trust Awards Likely in January 2017 The Canadian Northern Studies Awards support students undertaking research that includes northern or circumpolar fieldwork.
Canadian Water Resources Association Scholarship Check with graduate program; agency deadline is likely in January 2017 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.
Caribou Research and Management Award Likely in January 2017 Caribou Research and Management Award is offered to Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada enrolled in college or university pursuing studies that contribute to the understanding of barren-ground caribou and their habitat, or that would have application to caribou conservation and management.
CGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award Friday 3 June 2016 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 Biological and Life Sciences and one in Humanities and Fine Arts. To be eligible, the nominee must have completed her or his doctoral degree requirements in the period of July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2015, inclusive.
CIHR Graduate Scholarships Late September to 1 December, depending on funding opportunity CIHR provides financial support to outstanding students pursuing master's or doctoral studies in health sciences.
DAAD ( Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst) Scholarships and Research Grants Likely in September 2016 Scholarships and grants are available for graduate students and post-doctoral researchers in all disciplines for study and research at institutions in Germany.
Dr. Jim McDonald Scholarship for Northern Research Likely in January 2017 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.
Elizabeth Henry Scholarship for Communities and Environmental Health Tuesday, 10 May 2016 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.
Foreign Government Awards Program - Korea Likely in March 2017 The Government of Korea through the National Institute for International Education Development offers scholarships to Canadians for study/research at the graduate level.
France Canada Research Fund (FCRF) Scholarship for Thesis Cotutelles Likely in September 2016 In order to facilitate the mobility of doctoral students between France and Canada, the France Canada Research Fund (FCRF) is launching FCRF Scholarship for thesis cotutelles. It will be awarded for the best running thesis of PhD student participating in the France-Canada joint PhD (cotutelle) program.The FCRF Scholarship for thesis cotutelles finances academic study visits in France (one round-trip airfare and monthly allowance) for a Canadian doctoral student enrolled in a thesis cotutelle program between a French institution and UBC.
France Canada Research Fund Best Cotutelle Prize Likely in September 2016 The FCRF Award for the international joint PhD (cotutelle) is awarded for the best thesis completed by a PhD student participating in the France-Canada joint PhD (cotutelle) program after a successful defence.
Graduate Research Awards for Disarmament, Arms Control and Non-Proliferation Likely in December 2016 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.
Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme Likely 1 December 2016 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.
IODE War Memorial Scholarship Usually October 1st for letter of intent, and November 1st for complete application 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. Candidates must be Canadian citizens and in at least their second year of doctoral program at a Canadian or Commonwealth university.
J.A. Campbell Research Award Likely in January 2017 A Grant of up to $25,000 is offered by the Canadian Celiac Association 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 these conditions.
J.A. Campbell Young Investigator Award Likely in January 2017 he 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.
James E. Axelson Outstanding Graduate Scholar Award Likely Wednesday, 15 February 2017 This award in honour of Professor Emeritus James E. Axelson provides $35,000 CDN per year for 2 years to successful applicants.
John Peters Humphrey Fellowship Likely in November 2016 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.
John W. Davies Memorial Award 29 June 2016 11:00 PM PST 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.
Karl C. Ivarson Agricultural Scholarship Likely in November 2016 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.
Kawasaki Disease Canada Student Research Award Likely in February 2017 The Kawasaki Disease Canada Student Research Award recognizes excellence in student research related to any aspect of Kawasaki disease. Research may be bio-medical, clinical, educational, epidemiological or psycho-social in nature. The research may form part of a larger research project/program, but there must be a portion clearly attributable to the applicant.
Killam Awards for Excellence in Mentoring Likely in October 2016 The Killam Awards for Excellence in Mentoring recognize outstanding mentorship of numerous graduate students over many years.
Killam Doctoral Scholarships Part of Affiliated Competition - for deadline, check with graduate program (likely in mid- to late September) The Killam Doctoral Scholarships support outstanding doctoral students at UBC.
Killam Teaching Prize for Graduate Instruction Likely in February 2017 One Killam Teaching Prize is awarded annually to a faculty member in recognition of excellent graduate-level teaching. This is intended primarily for teaching excellence in graduate course work, although excellence in other areas of graduate education such as program development or mentoring will be given some weight. Candidates may be nominated by colleagues, current graduate students, or alumni.
Last Day for Acceptance of Final, Approved Doctoral Dissertation (August 31, 2016 Program End Date) Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Fourth of four deadlines for August 31, 2016 program end date.

Last day for acceptance of final, approved doctoral dissertation by the Faculty of Graduate Studies for August 31, 2016 program end date.

Last Day for Acceptance of Final, Approved Doctoral Dissertation (December 31, 2016 Program End Date) Friday, 06 January 2017

Fourth of four deadlines for December 31, 2016 Program End Date.

Last day for acceptance of final, approved doctoral dissertation by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for December 31, 2016 Program End Date.

Last Day for Acceptance of Final, Approved Doctoral Dissertation (Fall 2016 Graduation) Friday, 21 October 2016

Fourth of four deadlines for Fall 2016 graduation.

Last day for acceptance of final, approved doctoral dissertation by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for Fall 2016 graduation.

Last Day for Acceptance of Final, Approved Doctoral Dissertation (February 2017 Degree Granting) Friday, 20 January 2017

Fourth of four deadlines for February 2017 Degree Granting.

Last day for acceptance of final, approved doctoral dissertation by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for February 2017 Degree Granting.

Last Day for Acceptance of Final, Approved Doctoral Dissertation (September 2016 Degree Conferral) Friday, 19 August 2016

Fourth of four deadlines for September 2016 degree conferral.

Last day for acceptance of final, approved doctoral dissertation by the Faculty of Graduate Studies for September 2016 degree conferral.

Last day for application for September 2016 degree granting and November 2016 Congregation Friday, 19 August 2016

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 2016. Congregation ceremony will be in November 2016. Application is made through the Student Service Centre.

Last Day for Final Doctoral Oral Examinations (August 31, 2016 Program End Date) Friday, 19 August 2016

Third of four deadlines for August 31, 2016 Program End Date.

Last day for final doctoral examinations for August 31, 2016 Program End Date.

Last Day for Final Doctoral Oral Examinations (December 31, 2016 Program End Date) Friday, 16 December 2016

Third of four deadlines for December 31, 2016 Program End Date.

Last day for final doctoral examinations for December 31, 2016 Program End Date.

Last Day for Final Doctoral Oral Examinations (Fall 2016 Graduation) Friday, 30 September 2016

Third of four deadlines for Fall 2016 graduation.

Last day for final doctoral examinations for Fall2016 graduation.

Last Day for Final Doctoral Oral Examinations (February 2017 Degree Granting) Friday, 16 December 2016

Third of four deadlines for February 2017 Degree Granting.

Last day for final doctoral examinations for February 2017 Degree Granting.

Last Day for Final Doctoral Oral Examinations (September 2016 Degree Conferral) Friday, 05 August 2016

Third of four deadlines for September 2016 degree conferral.

Last day for final doctoral examinations for September 2016 degree conferral.

Last day for G+PS approval of final master’s theses and doctoral dissertations for August 31 2016 end date Wednesday, 31 August 2016 Last day for final master's theses and doctoral dissertations to be approved by the Faculty of Graduate Studies for August 31 2016 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 2016 Winter session Term 1. IMPORTANT: For students planning to have their degrees granted in September 2016, the deadline for completing program requirements is Friday August 19.
Last day for G+PS approval of final master’s theses and doctoral dissertations for September 2016 degree granting Friday, 19 August 2016

Last day for graduate programs to notify the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies that all requirements (including major papers) have been met for non-thesis master's degrees to be granted in September 2016. Congregation will be in November 2016.

Last day for programs to notify G+PS that requirements have been met for August 31 2016 end date Wednesday, 31 August 2016 Last day for graduate programs to notify the Faculty of Graduate Studies that all requirements (including major papers) have been met for non-thesis master's degrees for August 31 2016 program end date. Students who meet this deadline will not be assessed tuition and student fees for 2016 Winter Session Term 1. IMPORTANT: For students planning to have their degrees granted in September 2016, the deadline for completing program requirements is August 19 2016.
Last day for programs to notify G+PS that requirements have been met for September 2016 degree granting Friday, 19 August 2016

Last day for graduate programs to notify the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies that all requirements (including major papers) have been met for non-thesis master's degrees to be granted in September 2016. Congregation will be in November 2016.

Last Day for Submission of Exam Copies of Doctoral Dissertations (August 31, 2016 Program End Date) Friday, 17 June 2016

Second of four deadlines for program completion by August 31, 2016.

Last day for submission of exam copies of Doctoral Dissertations to Faculty of Graduate Studies for August 31, 2016 Program End Date.

Last Day for Submission of Exam Copies of Doctoral Dissertations (December 31, 2016 Program End Date) Friday, 14 October 2016

Second of four deadlines for December 31, 2016 Program End Date.

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