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
Application for February degree granting and May Congregation opens Friday, 15 December 2017

Application for February 2018 degree granting and May 2018 Congregation opens.

Doctoral Recruitment Fellowship Nominations accepted from graduate programs throughout the year
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 students to complete all program requirements for December 31 end date Friday, 05 January 2018

Last day for students to complete all program requirements (including major papers) for non-thesis master's degrees for December 31 2017 program end date. Students who meet this deadline will not be assessed tuition and student fees for 2017/18 Winter Session Term 2.

3M National Student Fellowship Likely January 2018 The 3M National Student Fellowship honours up to ten full-time university students at Canadian institutions who have demonstrated outstanding leadership in their lives and at their college or university. These students embrace a vision of quality education that enhances their academic experience and beyond. Each winner will receive an award of $5,000 to be spent at the winner’s discretion and will also participate in a 3M National Student Fellowship Program retreat. 
Canadian Water Resources Association Scholarship Applicants: check with graduate program (likely January 2018); Agency deadline: likely January 2018 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.
Last day for withdrawal from Winter Term 2 courses without W on academic record Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Last day for change in registration and for withdrawal from most Winter Session Term 2 courses and Distance Education Term C courses without withdrawal standing of W recorded on a student's academic record.

Last day for changes between credit and audit for Winter Term 2 courses Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Last day for changes between credit and audit for most Winter Session Term 2 courses and Distance Education Term C courses. Refer to the online Course Schedule for specific information.

Last day for application for February degree granting and May Congregation Friday, 19 January 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 February 2018. Congregation ceremony will be in May 2018. Application is made through the Student Service Centre.

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 students to complete all program requirements for February degree granting Friday, 19 January 2018

Last day for students to complete all program requirements (including major papers) for non-thesis master's degrees for February 2018 degree granting. Congregation will be in May 2018.

Last day for G+PS approval of final master’s theses and doctoral dissertations for February degree granting Friday, 19 January 2018

Last day for final master's theses and doctoral dissertations to be accepted by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for February 2018 degree granting. Must be approved and accepted by 4:00 pm. Congregation will be in May 2018.

Canada Graduate Scholarship Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement - 3rd Call If there is funding available, a third competition may be held in January 2018. CIHR and NSERC have launched a third intake for the 2016 competition of the Canada Graduate Scholarships - Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement with the intention of awarding the remaining supplements from the two previous intakes. Eligible applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. (Updated: 14 Dec 2016)
London Goodenough Association of Canada Scholarship Likely January 2018 Scholarships are offered towards the cost of accommodation at Goodenough College, the pre-eminent residential college for international graduate students in London.
Affiliated Fellowships Master's Program Applicant deadline: Friday, 01 December 2017; Graduate program nomination deadline: Friday, 26 January 2018 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.
Aboriginal Graduate Fellowships Applicants: check with graduate program (likely January 2018); Graduate program nomination deadline: likely February 2018 Multi-year fellowships are offered to Aboriginal graduate students.
Last Day for Submission of Exam Copies of Doctoral Dissertations (Spring 2018 Graduation) Friday, 26 January 2018

Second of four deadlines for Spring 2018 graduation.

Caribou Research and Management Award Likely January 2018 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.
Soroptimist Foundation of Canada Grants for Women Graduate Students Likely January 2018 The Soroptimist Foundation of Canada annually offers several $7,500 grants to female graduate students in Canada to assist them with university studies which will qualify them for careers which will improve the quality of women's lives.
Linda Michaluk Scholarship Likely January 2018 The Linda Michaluk Scholarship of $2,500 is awarded annually by the College of Applied Biology to full-time students enrolled in a Canadian post-graduate program of study that is relevant to the advancement of science-informed decision making, or to the development of laws and regulations that affect the practice of natural resource management.
J.A. Campbell Research Award Likely January 2018 A grant to a maximum of $25,000 is offered for research projects in Canada related to Celiac Disease and/or Gluten Sensitivity. The CCA is open to all types of relevant research and is not restricted to medical research.
Parliamentary Internship Programme Likely January 2018 The Parliamentary Internship Programme provides a 10-month internship with Members of Parliament in Ottawa.
J.A. Campbell Young Investigator Award Likely January 2018 The 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.
Canadian Northern Studies Trust Awards Likely January 2018 The Canadian Northern Studies Awards support students undertaking research that includes northern or circumpolar fieldwork.
Dr. Jim McDonald Scholarship for Northern Research Likely January 2018 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.
Mackenzie King Memorial Scholarships Likely February 2018 Mackenzie King Scholarships support graduates of Canadian universities who pursue graduate study in any discipline, in Canada or elsewhere.
David Suzuki Fellowship Likely February 2018
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.
SSHRC Talent Award Applicants: check with graduate program (likely February 2018); Graduate program nomination deadline: likely February 2018 The SSHRC Talent Award recognizes outstanding achievement by a current SSHRC doctoral or postdoctoral fellowship or scholarship holder. The Talent Award is given to an individual who maintains academic excellence, has a talent for research and knowledge mobilization and has demonstrated clear potential to be a future leader within and/or outside the academic sector. One Talent Award will be awarded by SSHRC from the nominations submitted by Canadian universities.
CAGS/ProQuest-UMI Distinguished Dissertation Awards Applicants: check with graduate program (likely February 2018); Graduate program nomination deadline: likely February 2018 The CAGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Awards recognize Canadian doctoral dissertations that make unusually significant and original contributions to their academic field.
Graduate Global Leadership Fellowship Applicants: check with graduate program (likely February 2018); Graduate program nomination deadline: likely February 2018 Fellowships for international students with leadership in humanitarian and development work in their home country
Pursuit Award Likely February 2018 The Pursuit Awards recognize PhD students from across the globe for their outstanding achievements in childhood disability research. The focus of the student/graduate's research must be in the area of applied or clinical research and linked to childhood disability.
Last day for withdrawal from Winter Term 2 courses with withdrawal standing of W on academic record Friday, 09 February 2018

Last day for withdrawal using the Student Service Centre from most Winter Session Term 2 courses and Distance Education Term C courses with withdrawal standing of W recorded on a

NPRB Graduate Student Research Awards Likely February 2018 North Pacific Research Board will award up to six Graduate Student Research Awards (GSRAs) of $25,000 each for the opportunity to address scientific, technological, and socio-economic issues relating to the research themes identified in the 2005 NPRB Science Plan.
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 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.
Last Day for Submission of Exam Copies of Doctoral Dissertations (April 30, 2018 Program End Date) Friday, 09 February 2018

Second of four deadlines for program completion by April 30, 2018.

Walter C. Sumner Memorial Fellowship Likely February 2018 The Walter C. Sumner Memorial Fellowships support Canadian citizens engaged in doctoral studies in Chemistry, Physics, or Electronics (including Electrical Engineering and Computer Science).
Wayne Riggs Interdisciplinary Doctoral Scholarship in Pharmaceutical Sciences Likely February 2018 The Wayne Riggs Interdisciplinary Doctoral Scholarship in Pharmaceutical Sciences provides $35,000 per year for 2 years to successful applicants in Pharmaceutical Sciences.
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.
Friedman Award for Scholars in Health Likely February 2018
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.

SERB-UBC Scholarship Likely March 2018 This award, a collaboration between The Science and Engineering Research Board, India (SERB) and UBC, provides up to 5 scholarships per year to PHD candidates in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. It includes a monthly living allowance of $2,000 plus funding by UBC covering the tuition costs.
Stasiuk Master's Research Fellowship Likely March 2018 Stasiuk Master's Research Fellowship is awarded annually to a student writing a thesis on a Ukrainian or Ukrainian-Canadian topic in the area of education, history, law, humanities, arts, social sciences, women’s studies, or library sciences. Because funding is for thesis work only, all other degree requirements must be completed by the time the award is taken up.
Neporany Doctoral Fellowship Likely March 2018 The Neporany Doctoral Fellowship, offered by the Canadian Foundation for Ukranian Studies, will be awarded to one or more doctoral students specializing on Ukraine in political science, economics, and related fields (social sciences and political, economic, and social history).
Foreign Government Awards Program - Korea Likely 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.
Organization of American States (OAS) Fellowships Programs Likely March 2018 Academic scholarships are awarded to undertake graduate studies that lead to a degree (Master’s or Ph.D.) and/or graduate research at a university or higher learning institution in an OAS Member State. The competition is open to students in all disciplines (natural sciences, engineering, humanities, social sciences and arts). Scholarships are not offered for studies in the medical sciences and the learning of new languages.
Douglas McRorie Memorial Scholarship Likely 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.
Gustave O. Arlt Award in the Humanities Check with graduate program; Graduate porgram nomination deadline: likely 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.
DEGIRS Bursary Likely March 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.
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.

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