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
Elizabeth Henry Scholarship for Communities and Environmental Health Likely 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.
UBC Public Scholars Award Likely May 2018 This award is intended to build connections, community, and capacity for doctoral students who are interested in explicitly linking their doctoral work to an arena of public benefit and integrating broader and more career-relevant forms of scholarship into their doctoral education process.
Rio Tinto Graduate Scholarship Program Check with graduate program; G+PS nomination deadline: likely May 2018 Rio Tinto offers an $18,000 research scholarship for a UBC graduate student in a field of pure or applied science related to Rio Tinto's activities.
Robert Bertram Doctoral Research Awards Likely May 2018 The Robert Bertram Doctoral Research Awards have been established to promote Canadian-based research on corporate governance and build Canada’s corporate governance research capacity by encouraging the next generation of young scholars.
Last day for withdrawal from Summer Term 1 courses without W on academic record Friday, 18 May 2018

Last day for change in registration and for withdrawal from most Summer Session Term 1 courses without withdrawal standing of W recorded on a student's academic record.

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.

SRK Graduate Scholarship Likely May 2018 SRK Consulting (Canada) Inc. offers a graduate scholarship with the intent to assist students undertaking graduate studies in mining industry related areas.
The Pat Clifford Award for Early Career Research in Education Likely May 2018 The Pat Clifford Award is administered by the Canadian Education Association (CEA) and intends to recognize the work of emerging researchers in education policy, practice, or theory in Canada.This award is dedicated to the memory of Pat Clifford, who was active in research and teaching practice in Canada.
Flaherty Research Scholarship Likely May 2018 The Flaherty Research Scholarship supports emerging research scholars, whose work has the potential to link Canada and Ireland.
Last Day for Submission of Exam Copies of Doctoral Dissertations (September 2018 Degree Conferral) Friday, 01 June 2018

Second of four deadlines for September 2018 degree conferral.

Last day for withdrawal from Summer Term 1 courses with withdrawal standing of W on academic record Friday, 01 June 2018

Last day for withdrawal from most Summer Session Term 1 courses with withdrawal standing of W recorded on a student's academic record.

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.
Application for September degree granting and November Congregation opens Friday, 15 June 2018

Application for September 2018 degree granting and November 2018 Congregation opens.

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.)
Vancouver Korean-Canadian Scholarship Foundation Scholarship Likely June 2018 The Vancouver Korean-Canadian Scholarship Foundation (VKCSF) is a charitable organization dedicated to providing scholarships to qualified students with Korean heritage or to those pursuing academic studies related to Korea. VKCSF encourages students to contribute to the well-being and prosperity of the Korean-Canadian community and the wider Canadian society.
Last Day for Submission of Exam Copies of Doctoral Dissertations (August 31, 2018 Program End Date) Friday, 15 June 2018

Second of four deadlines for program completion by August 31, 2018.

China Scholarship Council Doctoral Scholarships Applicants: check with CSC (usually between late March and early April 2018) The China Scholarship Council (CSC) provides scholarships to Chinese students for doctoral and postdoctoral studies abroad, across a wide range of disciplines.
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 spring 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.
Edwin S.H. Leong CSC UBC PhD Scholarship (1) Apply to CSC for a doctoral scholarship between late March and early 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.
The Kathryn Huget Leadership Award Likely June 2018 The Kathryn Huget Leadership Award is available for students studying at the Master’s or PhD level, preferably in the areas of organizational behaviour, business administration, business and commerce, sociology, or psychology. Awarded to any individual, with preference given to female students currently in leadership roles, whose focus is to improve the business workplace for women.
Norm Bromberger Research Bursary Likely June 2018 The Norm Bromberger Research Bursary provides $2,000 each year to encourage research in the area of co-operatives and credit unions.
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.
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 withdrawal from SummerTerm 2 courses without W on academic record Friday, 06 July 2018

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

Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists Likely July 2018 The prize is awarded annually to one young scientist for outstanding life science research for which he/she was awarded a doctoral degree in the previous two years. The topic of the entrant's thesis research must be in one of the following categories: Cell and Molecular Biology, Genomics and Proteomics, Ecology and Environment, Translational Medicine.
Last day for withdrawal from Summer Term 2 courses with withdrawal standing of W on academic record Friday, 20 July 2018

Last day for withdrawal from most Summer Term 2 courses with withdrawal standing of W recorded on a student's academic record.

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.

U21 Graduate Collaborative Research Awards Likely August 2018 The U21 Graduate Collaborative Research Awards are designed to encourage doctoral candidates, with the support of their supervisors/advisors, to think innovatively about how their research could benefit from engagement with other members of the U21 network.
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 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 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.

Application for November degree conferral and November Congregation opens Saturday, 18 August 2018

Application for November 2018 degree conferral and November 2018 Congregation opens.

Last day for G+PS approval of final master’s theses and doctoral dissertations for September degree granting Friday, 24 August 2018

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

Last day for students to complete all program requirements for September degree granting Friday, 24 August 2018

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

Last Day for Submission of Exam Copies of Doctoral Dissertations (August 31, 2018 Program End Date) Friday, 31 August 2018

Last of four deadlines for program completion by August 31, 2018.

Last day for submission of exam copies of Doctoral Dissertations to Faculty of Graduate Studies for August 31, 2018 Program End Date.

Last day for G+PS approval of final master’s theses and doctoral dissertations for August 31 end date Friday, 31 August 2018

Last day for final master's theses and doctoral dissertations to be accepted by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for August 31 program end date. Must be approved and accepted by 4:00 pm.

Last day for students to complete all program requirements for August 31 end date Friday, 31 August 2018

Last day for students to complete all program requirements (including major papers) for non-thesis master's degrees for August 31 program end date. Students who meet this deadline will not be assessed tuition and student fees for 2018/19 Winter Session Term 1.

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