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 April 2017 The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies matches funding provided by graduate programs to support Aboriginal graduate students.
Anne Vallee Ecological Fund Likely in mid-March 2017 The Anne Vallée Ecological Fund (AVEF) offers two $1,500 scholarship to support students registered in animal research at the master or doctoral level in a Québec or British Columbia University. The AVEF is focussed on supporting field research in animal ecology, in relation with the impact of human activities such as forestry, industry, agriculture, and fishing.
Application for September 2017 degree granting and November 2017 Congregation opens Thursday, 15 June 2017

Application for September 2017 degree granting and November 2017 Congregation opens.

Appointment of External Examiner form (August 31, 2017 Program End Date) Friday, 21 April 2017

First of four deadlines for program completion by August 31, 2017.

Appointment of External Examiner form (September 2017 Degree Conferral) Friday, 07 April 2017

First of four deadlines for September 2017 degree conferral.

Arthritis Society Graduate PhD Salary Award Likely in mid-April 2017 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.
BC Aboriginal Student Award Likely in late March 2017 The Irving K. Barber British Columbia Scholarship Society has established an award program for Aboriginal students pursuing studies at the Master’s and Doctoral levels in British Columbia. Renewable awards of $5,000 per year are available. Selection is based on a variety of factors, including financial need, family and community responsibilities, and career and life goals.
Bullitt Environmental Fellowship Saturday, 01 April 2017 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.
CAGS/ProQuest-UMI Distinguished Dissertation Awards Applicants: check with graduate program (likely February 2017); Graduate program nomination deadline: Friday, 17 February 2017 The CAGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Awards recognize Canadian doctoral dissertations that make unusually significant and original contributions to their academic field.
Canadian Liver Foundation Graduate Studentships Likely in late March 2017 The objective of the Canadian Liver Foundation (CLF) is to provide support for research and education into the causes, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diseases of the liver. Graduate Studentships and Summer Studentships are intended for scientists-in-training who are working towards obtaining their Masters or Ph.D. and whose research projects are related to liver diseases.
Canadian Student Health Research Forum (CSHRF) Travel Award Check with graduate program - likely in early March 2017 CIHR offers limited travel award funding to PhD students in health sciences for the Canadian Student Health Research Forum (CSHRF).
CGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award Likely in May 2017 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, 2014 to June 30, 2016, inclusive. (Note: The fields of competition for 2017 will be Biological/Life Sciences and Humanities.)
Charles D. Gonthier Research Fellowship Likely in mid-March 2017 The Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice provides funds for a $7500 Research Fellowship in order to support research related to the Institute's annual conference theme. The completed research is expected to be presented at the Institute’s annual conference and published with its proceedings. Open to faculty and graduate students at Canadian universities.
CSCE Hydrotechnical Engineering Student Award Likely in early March 2017 The CSCE Hydrotechnical Division administers this award for the best master's thesis report related to water engineering and water management. This award is intended to recognize an outstanding masters' thesis that demonstrates high quality research technique, high quality presentation of the work, and relevance to water engineering and water management in Canada.
Dan David Prize Scholarship Friday, 10 March 2017 The Dan David Prize awards scholarships to doctoral and post-doctoral researchers, carrying out research in one of the selected fields for the current year. 2017-18 selected fields are past time dimension - Archaeology and Natural Sciences; present time dimension - Literature; future time dimension - Astronomy.
David Suzuki Fellowship Wednesday, 01 February 2017
DEGIRS Bursary Likely in early March 2017 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.
Elizabeth Henry Scholarship for Communities and Environmental Health Wednesday, 10 May 2017 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.
Friedman Award for Scholars in Health 4:00pm PST on Wednesday, 22 February 2017
Governor General's Gold Medal Applicants: check with graduate program (likely February 2017); Graduate programs: check with the Dean's office of your disciplinary Faculty 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.
Graduate Global Leadership Fellowship Applicants: check with graduate program (likely February 2017); Graduate program nomination deadline: Friday, 10 March 2017 Fellowships for international students with leadership in humanitarian and development work in their home country
Gustave O. Arlt Award in the Humanities Check with graduate program; G+PS nomination deadline will be in early to mid-March 2017 Named in honor of the first president of the Council of Graduate Schools and first presented in 1972, this award is made annually to a scholar-teacher in the humanities. The recipient must be teaching in a North American university, have earned a doctorate within 7 years of the award date, and have written a book of scholarly importance. Subjects fields are selected annually. Awards have been made in literature, history, linguisitics, foreign languages, philosophy, archaeology and musicology.
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 W. Davies Memorial Award Likely in June 2017 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.
Kappa Kappa Gamma Foundation of Canada Scholarship for Canadian Women Thursday, 30 March 2017 The Kappa Kappa Gamma Foundation of Canada offers a graduate scholarship to female Canadian citizens pursuing Ph.D. studies.
Karl C. Ivarson Scholarship for Students in Soil Science and Related Studies Likely in June 2017 Dr. Karl C. Ivarson Scholarship provides financial support to students entering second or subsequent year of graduate studies in soil science (in areas of agriculture, environment, geology, agro-ecology or other related disciplines). 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 Connection Possibly in April 2017 The Killam Connection program provides up to $25,000 to enable UBC faculty to host an interdisciplinary research forum and graduate course
Last Day for Acceptance of Final, Approved Doctoral Dissertation (April 30, 2017 Program End Date) Friday, 28 April 2017

Fourth of four deadlines for program completion by April 30, 2017.

Last day for acceptance of final, approved doctoral dissertation by the Faculty of Graduate Studies for April 30, 2017 program end date.

Last Day for Acceptance of Final, Approved Doctoral Dissertation (August 31, 2017 Program End Date) Thursday, 31 August 2017

Fourth of four deadlines for program completion by August 31, 2017.

Last day for acceptance of final, approved doctoral dissertation by the Faculty of Graduate Studies for August 31, 2017 program end date.

Last Day for Acceptance of Final, Approved Doctoral Dissertation (December 31, 2017 Program End Date) Friday, 05 January 2018

Fourth of four deadlines for December 31, 2017 Program End Date.

Last day for acceptance of final, approved doctoral dissertation by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for December 31, 2017 Program End Date.

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 Acceptance of Final, Approved Doctoral Dissertation (February 2018 Degree Granting) Friday, 19 January 2018

Fourth of four deadlines for February 2018 Degree Granting.

Last day for acceptance of final, approved doctoral dissertation by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for February 2018 Degree Granting.

Last Day for Acceptance of Final, Approved Doctoral Dissertation (September 2017 Degree Conferral) Friday, 18 August 2017

Fourth of four deadlines for September 2017 degree conferral.

Last day for acceptance of final, approved doctoral dissertation by the Faculty of Graduate Studies for September 2017 degree conferral.

Last Day for Acceptance of Final, Approved Doctoral Dissertation (Spring 2017 Graduation) Friday, 21 April 2017

Fourth of four deadlines for Spring 2017 graduation.

Last day for acceptance of final, approved doctoral dissertation by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for Spring 2017 graduation.

Last Day for Final Doctoral Oral Examinations (April 30, 2017 Program End Date) Friday, 07 April 2017

Third of four deadlines for April 30, 2017 Program End Date.

Last day for final doctoral examinations for April 30, 2017 Program End Date.

Last Day for Final Doctoral Oral Examinations (August 31, 2017 Program End Date) Friday, 11 August 2017

Third of four deadlines for August 31, 2017 Program End Date.

Last day for final doctoral examinations for August 31, 2017 Program End Date.

Last Day for Final Doctoral Oral Examinations (December 31, 2017 Program End Date) Friday, 15 December 2017

Third of four deadlines for December 31, 2017 Program End Date.

Last day for final doctoral examinations for December 31, 2017 Program End Date.

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.

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.

Last Day for Final Doctoral Oral Examinations (September 2017 Degree Conferral) Friday, 28 July 2017

Third of four deadlines for September 2017 degree conferral.

Last day for final doctoral examinations for September 2017 degree conferral.

Last Day for Final Doctoral Oral Examinations (Spring 2017 Graduation) Friday, 24 March 2017

Third of four deadlines for Spring 2017 graduation.

Last day for final doctoral examinations for Spring 2017 graduation.

Last day for G+PS approval of final master’s theses and doctoral dissertations for April 30 2017 end date Friday, 28 April 2017

Last day for final master's theses and doctoral dissertations to be approved by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for April 30 2017 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 the 2017 Summer Session.

Last day for G+PS approval of final master’s theses and doctoral dissertations for May 2017 degree granting and Congregation Friday, 21 April 2017

Last day for final master's theses and doctoral dissertations to be approved by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for degrees to be conferred at May 2017 Congregation. Must be approved and accepted by 4:00 pm.

Last day for students to complete all program requirements for April 30 2017 end date Friday, 28 April 2017

Last day for students to complete all program requirements (including major papers) for non-thesis master's degrees for April 30 2017 program end date. Students who meet this deadline will not be assessed tuition and student fees for the 2017 Summer Session. IMPORTANT: For students planning to graduate in May 2017, the deadline for completing program requirements is Friday April 21.

Last day for students to complete all program requirements for May 2017 degree granting and Congregation Friday, 21 April 2017

Last day for students to complete all program requirements (including major papers) for non-thesis master's degrees to be conferred at May 2017 Congregation.

Last Day for Submission of Exam Copies of Doctoral Dissertations (April 30, 2017 Program End Date) Friday, 10 February 2017

Second of four deadlines for program completion by April 30, 2017.

Last Day for Submission of Exam Copies of Doctoral Dissertations (August 31, 2017 Program End Date) Friday, 16 June 2017

Second of four deadlines for program completion by August 31, 2017.

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.

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