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
Affiliated Fellowships Master's Program Applicant deadline: Friday, 01 December 2017; Graduate program nomination deadline: Friday, 2 February 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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.

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.
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.
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.
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.
Hugh C. Morris Experiential Fellowship Wednesday, 28 February 2018
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Canadian Student Health Research Forum (CSHRF) Travel Award Applicants: check with graduate program (likely March 2018) CIHR offers limited travel award funding to PhD students in health sciences for the Canadian Student Health Research Forum (CSHRF).
Charles D. Gonthier Research Fellowship Likely 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.
Anne Vallee Ecological Fund Likely 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.
Killam Connection Likely March 2018 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 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.

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.
Kappa Kappa Gamma Foundation of Canada Scholarship for Canadian Women Likely March 2018 The Kappa Kappa Gamma Foundation of Canada offers a graduate scholarship to female Canadian citizens pursuing Ph.D. studies.
WorkSafeBC Research Training Awards Likely March 2018 WorkSafeBC Research Training Awards are intended to enable highly qualified Masters and PhD students to undertake full-time research training with a focus on preventing and/or reducing occupational illness, injury, and disability in British Columbia.
Spring Graduate Awards Competition Check with graduate program in 2018; Graduate program nomination deadline: likely April 2018 A number of University awards for current and upcoming academic year are available to current and incoming graduate students.
Rick Hansen Man In Motion Fellowship Likely March 2018 The Rick Hansen Fellowships are awarded to UBC students with a physical disability.
BC Aboriginal Student Award Likely 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.
Canadian Liver Foundation Graduate Studentships Likely 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.
MCC Canadian Japanese-Mennonite Scholarship Likely April 2018 The Canadian Japanese-Mennonite Scholarship is intended to assist the protection of minority and human rights in Canada, and reduce the potential for abuse of cultural minorities such as that suffered by Japanese Canadians during World War II.
Bullitt Environmental Fellowship Sunday, 01 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.
Scholarships for Exchange Students Likely April 2018 Exchange scholarships are available to students from Caribbean, Asia-Pacific, Africa, South & Central America, Mexico, Caribbean, and Chile to undertake research or study at UBC for a period of 4 to 6 months.
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.
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.

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

First of four deadlines for September 2018 degree conferral.

Strengthening Mothers through Perinatal Research Award Likely April 2018 A $1,500 award is offered for graduate students pursuing research into woman-centered, holistic and physiologic maternity care
Last day for students to complete all program requirements for May graduation Friday, 20 April 2018

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

Last day for G+PS approval of final master’s theses and doctoral dissertations for May graduation Friday, 20 April 2018

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

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.

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.

Last day for students to complete all program requirements for April 30 end date Monday, 30 April 2018

Last day for students to complete all program requirements (including major papers) for non-thesis master's degrees for April 30 2018 program end date. Students who meet this deadline will not be assessed tuition and student fees for 2018 Summer.

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.

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.

The Rabin Scholarship Fund for the Advancement of Peace and Tolerance Tuesday, 01 May 2018 The Rabin Scholarship Fund provides doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows focusing on areas relating to the pursuit of peace and peaceful forms of social life the opportunity to spend one academic year at The Harry S. Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace.

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