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 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.
Aboriginal Graduate Fellowships Applicants: check with graduate program (likely January 2018); Graduate program nomination deadline: 16 February 2018 Multi-year fellowships are offered to Aboriginal graduate students.
Anne Vallee Ecological Fund Applicant deadline: Thursday, 15 March 2018 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 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.

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.

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.

Appointment of External Examiner form (September 2018 Degree Conferral) Friday, 06 April 2018

First of four deadlines for September 2018 degree conferral.

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.
BC Aboriginal Student Award Saturday, 31 March 2018 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 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.
Burroughs Wellcome Fund Letters of Intent: 4:30pm on Friday 9 March The Burroughs Wellcome Fund will provide four grants of $150,000 each to support building a more quantitative mindset in biomedical science doctoral students.
CAGS/ProQuest-UMI Distinguished Dissertation Awards Applicants: check with graduate program (likely February 2018); Graduate program nomination deadline: 4:00pm on Friday, 23 February 2018 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 Saturday, 31 March 2018 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 Applicants: check with graduate program (likely March 2018); Graduate program nomination deadline: Friday, 9 March 2018 CIHR offers limited travel award funding to PhD students in health sciences for the Canadian Student Health Research Forum (CSHRF).
Centre for Applied Ethics Graduate Fellowship Thursday, 1 February 2018 The fellowship will provide a one-time annual stipend of $20,000 plus a research-related allowance of $1,500. Relevant topics for this fellowship include but are not limited to: bioethics, business ethics, environmental ethics, public health ethics, and health inequities.
CGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award Likely 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 Biological 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, 2015 to June 30, 2017, inclusive. (Note: The CGS/ProQuest Award operates on a two-year cycle with regard to fields of competition. The fields of competition for 2018 will be Mathematics, Physical Sciences & Engineering and Social Sciences.)
Charles D. Gonthier Research Fellowship Saturday, 31 March 2018 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.
China Scholarship Council Doctoral Scholarships Applicants: check with CSC (20 March to 5 April 2018, Beijing time) The China Scholarship Council (CSC) provides scholarships to Chinese students for doctoral and postdoctoral studies abroad, across a wide range of disciplines.
CSCE Hydrotechnical Engineering Student Award Likely March 2018 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 Saturday, 10 March 2018 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. 2018-19 selected fields are past time dimension - history of science; present time dimension - bioethics; future time dimension - personalized medicine.
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.
Douglas McRorie Memorial Scholarship Friday, 9 March 2018 The Douglas McRorie Memorial Scholarships are awarded to agricultural post-graduates majoring in agricultural business, economics, finance or trade. Candidates must hold Canadian Citizenship or Permanent Residence status in Canada and be enrolled in their graduate program until at least one semester beyond the application deadline.
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.
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.
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.
Flaherty Research Scholarship Likely May 2018 The Flaherty Research Scholarship supports emerging research scholars, whose work has the potential to link Canada and Ireland.
Foreign Government Awards Program - Korea Tuesday, 20 March 2018 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 4pm on Friday, 23 February 2018 The Friedman Award for Scholars in Health supports learning and research opportunities for graduate students or medical residents working in the broad area of health, to bring new perspectives to their education and further their career.
Governor General's Gold Medal Applicants: check with graduate program (likely February 2018); Graduate programs: check with the Dean's office of your disciplinary Faculty; G+PS Deadline: Friday, 9 March 2018 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; Graduate program nomination deadline: Friday, 6 April 2018 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; Graduate program nomination deadline: Friday, 23 March 2018 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.
Hugh C. Morris Experiential Fellowship Wednesday, 28 February 2018
James E. Axelson Outstanding Graduate Scholar Award Likely February 2018 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 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.
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.
Karl C. Ivarson Scholarship for Students in Soil Science and Related Studies Likely March 2018 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 February 2018 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 To be announced 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, 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.

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.

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.

Last day for application for May degree granting and Congregation Friday, 23 February 2018

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

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 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 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 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.

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.

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 Final Doctoral Oral Examinations (Spring 2018 Graduation) Friday, 23 March 2018

Third of four deadlines for Spring 2018 graduation.

Last day for final doctoral examinations for Spring 2018 graduation.

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.

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