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
Last Day for Acceptance of Final, Approved Doctoral Dissertation (September 2019 Degree Conferral) Friday, 23 August 2019

Fourth of four deadlines for September 2019 degree conferral.

Last day for acceptance of final, approved doctoral dissertation by the Faculty of Graduate Studies for September 2019 degree conferral.

Last day for G+PS approval of final master’s theses and doctoral dissertations for September degree granting Friday, 23 August 2019

Last day for final master's theses and doctoral dissertations to be approved by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for September 2019 degree granting. Must be approved and accepted by 4:00 pm. Congregation will be in November 2019.

Last day for G+PS approval of final master’s theses and doctoral dissertations for August 31 end date Friday, 30 August 2019

Last day for final master's theses and doctoral dissertations to be approved by the Faculty of Graduate Studies for August 31 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 2019 Winter session Term 1.

Last Day for Acceptance of Final, Approved Doctoral Dissertation (August 31, 2019 Program End Date) Friday, 30 August 2019

Last of four deadlines for program completion by August 31, 2019.

Last day for submission of exam copies of Doctoral Dissertations to Faculty of Graduate Studies for August 31, 2019 Program End Date.

Wounded Warriors Doctoral Scholarship in Military and Veteran Health Research Wednesday, 4 September 2019 The Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research (CIMVHR) and Wounded Warriors Canada (WWC) offer a two-year scholarship annually to a PhD student who demonstrates excellence in research issues relevant to military members, Veterans and families while also exhibiting significant potential for a high impact research career.
Vanier Scholarship Applicant deadline: likely early September The Vanier CGS Program offers funding of $50,000 per year for up to three years to Canadian or international doctoral students.
Last day for application for November degree granting and Congregation Sunday, 15 September 2019

Last day for applications for degree granting and Congregation to be submitted to Enrolment Services by all graduate students expecting to graduate in November 2019. Application is made through the Student Service Centre.

Killam Awards for Excellence in Mentoring Likely September 2019 The Killam Awards for Excellence in Mentoring recognize outstanding mentorship of numerous graduate students over many years.
Last Day for Final Doctoral Oral Examinations (Fall 2019 Graduation) Friday, 27 September 2019

Third of four deadlines for Fall 2019 graduation

Last day for final doctoral examinations for Fall 2019 graduation

Foreign Government Awards Program - Mexico Application will be available in June 2019; Deadline: Likely September 2019 The Government of Mexico is offering scholarships to Canadians for study or research at the Undergraduate, Master's, Doctoral or Postdoctoral level in Mexico.
CIHR Graduate Scholarships Likely late September (for UBC institutional e-Approval); likely early October (via ResearchNet) CIHR Doctoral Research Award provides financial support to outstanding students pursuing doctoral studies in health sciences.
IODE War Memorial Scholarship Letter of intent: Likely early October 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. Applicants must be Canadian citizens and in at least their second year of doctoral program at a Canadian or Commonwealth university.
ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award Likely early October for graduate programs to submit draft nomination statement Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) established the Doctoral Dissertation Award program to recognize and encourage superior research and writing by doctoral candidates in computer science and engineering. The award is presented each June at the ACM Awards Banquet and is accompanied by a prize of $20,000 plus travel expenses to the banquet. All winning dissertations are published exclusively in print and electronic formats as part of the ACM Books Series, which includes distribution through the ACM Digital Library. Honorable Mention(s) may also be awarded, with a prize of $10,000 shared among recipients. Financial sponsorship of the award is provided by Google.
Microsoft Research PhD Fellowship Likely early October Microsoft Research PhD Fellowships support students pursuing research aligned to the research topics carried out by Microsoft Research.
Last Day for Submission of Exam Copies of Doctoral Dissertations (December 31, 2019 Program End Date) Friday, 11 October 2019

Second of four deadlines for December 31, 2019 Program End Date

Last Day for Submission of Exam Copies of Doctoral Dissertations (February 2020 Degree Granting) Friday, 11 October 2019

Second of four deadlines for February 2020 Degree Granting

Affiliated Fellowships Doctoral Program Applicants for Doctoral Awards: check with graduate program (likely in mid- to late September); Graduate program nomination deadline: likely early October The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies offers Affiliated Fellowships each year to current and prospective full-time UBC graduate students regardless of citizenship or visa status.
SSHRC Graduate Scholarships Applicants: check with graduate program (most likely mid- to late September); Graduate program nomination deadline: likely early October SSHRC Doctoral Fellowships and Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarships (CGS) Doctoral Scholarships provide financial support to outstanding students pursuing doctoral studies in social sciences or humanities.
Killam Doctoral Scholarships Part of Affiliated Fellowships Doctoral Competition - for deadline, check with graduate program (likely in mid- to late September) The Killam Doctoral Scholarships support outstanding doctoral students at UBC.
NSERC Postgraduate Scholarships Applicants: check with graduate program (most likely mid- to late September); Graduate program nomination deadline: likely early October NSERC Canada Graduate Scholarships Doctoral (CGS D) and Postgraduate Scholarships Doctoral (PGS D) provide financial support to outstanding eligible students pursuing doctoral studies in natural sciences or engineering.
DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst) Scholarships and Research Grants Likely early October Scholarships and grants are available for graduate students and post-doctoral researchers in all disciplines for study and research at institutions in Germany.
Last day for G+PS approval of final master’s theses and doctoral dissertations for November graduation Friday, 18 October 2019

Last day for final master's theses and doctoral dissertations to be approved by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for November 2019 degree granting and Congregation. Must be approved and accepted by 4:00 pm.

Last Day for Submission of Exam Copies of Doctoral Dissertations (Fall 2019 Graduation) Friday, 18 October 2019

Last of four deadlines for Fall 2019 graduation

Last day for submission of exam copies of Doctoral Dissertations to Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for Fall 2019 graduation

Last day for students to complete all program requirements for November graduation Friday, 18 October 2019

Last day for students to complete all program requirements (including major papers) for non-thesis master's degrees for November 2019 degree granting and Congregation.

POGO Research Fellowship Program Registration will likely open in October 2019 Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario offers doctoral and post-doctoral fellowships for applicants with a background in any of the disciplines including medicine and nursing relevant to pediatric oncology.
Karl C. Ivarson Agricultural Scholarship Likely early November 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.
Google PhD Fellowship Applicant deadline: likely early November Google PhD Fellowships support PhD students pursuing research in computer science, related disciplines, or promising research areas.
Frank Knox Memorial Fellowships at Harvard University Likely mid-November Up to three (3) Frank Knox Memorial Fellowships will be awarded to students from Canada for graduate study at Harvard University in the academic year 2018-2019.
MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program Likely mid-November The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program is a global initiative to educate and develop next-generation leaders from Africa who will contribute to social and economic progress. Over a ten-year period the initiative will fund 35 master's students in selected graduate degree programs.
Canada-US Fulbright Program Likely mid-November 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.
Zonta International Amelia Earhart Fellowship Likely mid-November Zonta International’s Amelia Earhart Fellowships memorialize famed air pioneer and Zontian, Amelia Earhart, who disappeared over the Pacific in 1937. By remembering Amelia Earhart through this fellowship, Zonta International encourages and supports women to expand their horizons by pursuing degrees and careers in aerospace-related sciences or aerospace-related engineering.
Nominations for External Examiner form (Spring 2020 Graduation) Friday, 29 November 2019

First of four deadlines for Spring 2020 graduation

Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme Likely December 2019 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.
Affiliated Fellowships Master's Program Applicants: 1 December 2019 The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies offers Affiliated Fellowships each year to current and prospective full-time UBC graduate students regardless of citizenship or visa status.
Canada Graduate Scholarships Master’s (CGS M) Program Applicants: 1 December 2019 The objective of the Canada Graduate Scholarships-Master's (CGS M) Program is to help develop research skills and assist in the training of high-calibre scholars who are engaged in eligible master’s or, in some cases, doctoral programs in Canada.
John Peters Humphrey Fellowship Likely December 2019 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.
Transdisciplinary Understanding and Training on Research - Primary Health Care (TUTOR-PHC) Likely December 2019 Transdisciplinary Understanding and Training on Research - Primary Health Care (TUTOR-PHC) is a one-year national interdisciplinary training program funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Canadian Health Services Research Foundation (CHSRF) with representation from the disciplines of Family Medicine, Nursing, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology and Education. This training program is aimed at students and their supervisors from Canadian universities who are interested in interdisciplinary primary health care research. Trainees will have a primary Mentor who will offer leadership and guidance to participants until they are established primary health care researchers.
Google Lime Scholarship Likely December 2019 The Google Lime Scholarship provides funding and networking retreats for computer science students with disabilities.
Last Day for Final Doctoral Oral Examinations (December 31, 2019 Program End Date) Friday, 13 December 2019

Third of four deadlines for December 31, 2019 Program End Date

Last day for final doctoral examinations for December 31, 2019 Program End Date

Nominations for External Examiner form (April 30, 2020 Program End Date) Friday, 13 December 2019

First of four deadlines for program completion by April 30, 2020.

Application for February degree granting and May Congregation opens Friday, 13 December 2019

Application for February 2020 degree granting and May 2020 Congregation opens, and is available until January 17 2020. Application is made through the Student Service Centre.

Last Day for Final Doctoral Oral Examinations (February 2020 Degree Granting) Friday, 13 December 2019

Third of four deadlines for February 2020 Degree Granting

Last day for final doctoral examinations for February 2020 Degree Granting

Doctoral Recruitment Fellowship Nominations accepted from graduate programs or disciplinary Faculties
Last day for students to complete all program requirements for December 31 end date Friday, 03 January 2020

Last day for students to complete all program requirements (including major papers) for non-thesis master's degrees for December 31 2019 program end date. Students who meet this deadline will not be assessed tuition and student fees for Winter Session Term 2.

Last Day for Acceptance of Final, Approved Doctoral Dissertation (December 31, 2019 Program End Date) Friday, 03 January 2020

Fourth of four deadlines for December 31, 2019 Program End Date

Last day for acceptance of final, approved doctoral dissertation by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for December 31, 2019 Program End Date

Last day for G+PS approval of final master’s theses and doctoral dissertations for December 31 end date Friday, 03 January 2020

Last day for final master's theses and doctoral dissertations to be approved by the Faculty of Graduate Studies for December 31 2019 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 Winter Session Term 2.

Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarship Likely January 2020 Trudeau Scholarships are awarded each year to support highly gifted and actively engaged doctoral students pursuing research in one or more of the four themes: Human Rights and Dignity, Responsible Citizenship, Canada in the World and People and their Natural Environment.
Canadian Water Resources Association Scholarship Likely January 2020 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.
Hugh C. Morris Experiential Fellowship Likely January 2020 The Hugh C. Morris Experiential Fellowship will be awarded to a Masters or Doctoral student who exhibits excellence in research and seeks to further their knowledge through a program of experiential learning.
Last Day for Acceptance of Final, Approved Doctoral Dissertation (February 2020 Degree Granting) Friday, 17 January 2020

Fourth of four deadlines for February 2020 Degree Granting

Last day for acceptance of final, approved doctoral dissertation by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for February 2020 Degree Granting.

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