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
Anne Vallee Ecological Fund Likely in March 2016 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 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.

Appointment of External Examiner form (August 31, 2016 Program End Date) Friday, 22 April 2016

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

Last day for Supervisors to submit 'Appointment of External Examiner' form to the Faculty of Graduate Studies for August 31, 2016 program end date.

Appointment of External Examiner form (September 2016 Degree Conferral) Friday, 08 April 2016

First of four deadlines for September 2016 degree conferral.

Last day for Supervisors to submit 'Appointment of External Examiner' form to the Faculty of Graduate Studies for September 2016 degree conferral.

BC Aboriginal Student Award Likely in March 2016 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 Friday, 01 April 2016 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.
Canada Graduate Scholarship Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement Likely in mid-April The Canada Graduate Scholarship Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements (CGS-MSFSS) Program supports Canadian graduate students pursuing research experiences at institutions outside of Canada.
Canadian Liver Foundation Graduate Studentships Likely in March 2016 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 Likely in March 2016 CIHR offers limited travel award funding to PhD students in health sciences for the 2015 Canadian Student Health Research Forum (CSHRF).
CAPI Advancing a National Dialogue Award Likely in March 2016 The Advancing a National Dialogue Award seeks out fresh ideas from graduate students on what should be the policies or models that will help Canada thrive in the emerging agri-food world, to foster meaningful discussion on mid- to long-term policy issues facing the country's agricultural and agri-food sector, and to develop policy ideas that enhance the profitability and competitiveness of the sector.
CGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award Likely in May 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.
CSCE Hydrotechnical Engineering Student Award Likely in February 2016 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.
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.
Dan David Prize Scholarship Thursday, 10 March 2016 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. 2016-17 selected fields are Past - Social History - New Directions; Present - Combat Poverty; and Future - Nanoscience.
DEGIRS Bursary Likely in April 2016 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.
Dobbin Scholarships Likely in February 2016 The Ireland Canada University Foundation offers an annual programme of scholarly exchange awards between the universities of Canada and Ireland.These scholarships are open to scholars of all academic disciplines, and are tenable for travel from Canadian to Irish universities, in order to support the scholar’s research on a topic relating to both countries.The scholarships fund short periods of exchange.
Douglas McRorie Memorial Scholarship Likely in February 2016 The Douglas McRorie Memorial Scholarship is in recognition of the significant contribution Douglas McRorie, PAg, FAIC, made to agricultural finance throughout his career with the Royal Bank of Canada and his professional involvement with the Agricultural Institute of Canada and AIC Foundation. The awards will provide financial support to Masters or PhD students specializing in agricultural business, economics, finance or trade.
Foreign Government Awards Program - Korea Likely in April 2016 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 March 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 March 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 Global Leadership Fellowship Likely in February 2016 Fellowships for international students with leadership in humanitarian and development work in their home country
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.
Gustave O. Arlt Award in the Humanities Likely in March 2016 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 Monday, 15 February 2016 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 Likely in June 2016 An award of $3,000 is 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.
Kawasaki Disease Canada Student Research Award Monday, 01 February 2016 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 Friday, 15 April 2016 The Killam Connection program provides up to $25,000 to enable UBC faculty to host an interdisciplinary research forum and graduate course
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 Friday February 5, 2016 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 (April 30, 2016 Program End Date) Friday, 29 April 2016

Fourth of four deadlines for program completion by April 30, 2016.

Last day for acceptance of final, approved doctoral dissertation by the Faculty of Graduate Studies for April 30, 2016 program end date.

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 Acceptance of Final, Approved Doctoral Dissertation (Spring 2016 Graduation) Friday, 22 April 2016

Fourth of four deadlines for Spring 2016 graduation.

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

Last day for application for May 2016 degree granting and Congregation Friday, 26 February 2016

Last day for applications for degree granting and Congregation to be submitted to Enrolment Services by all graduate students expecting to graduate in May 2016. Application is made through the Student Service Centre.

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 (April 30, 2016 Program End Date) Friday, 15 April 2016

Third of four deadlines for April 30, 2016 Program End Date.

Last day for final doctoral examinations for April 30, 2016 Program End Date.

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.

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