Doctoral Exams Deadlines for Spring 2021 Graduation


The deadline for submission of Nominations for External Examiner for PhD candidates wanting to complete on the timeline for Spring 2020 Graduation is today. This is a flexible deadline, and there is still time for students to submit those forms. They should come in by the end of next week to reduce the likelihood of a delay in the invitation process.

As a reminder, the other dates candidates need to meet are as follows:

  • FRIDAY, 29 JANUARY 2020 – Doctoral dissertation (and supporting documentation) submitted to Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for external examination
  • FRIDAY, 26 MARCH 2021 – Last Day for Final Doctoral Oral Examination
  • FRIDAY, 23 APRIL 2021 – Acceptance of final, approved doctoral dissertation by Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

We will also have an information session about the Virtual Defence process on January 19. This session will be advertised in the regular Monday updates from GradUpdate.

Please distribute this email to any faculty or students you think may be interested.



Robyn Starkey
Doctoral Exams Coordinator
Office of the Dean | Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus | Musqueam Traditional Territory
The University of British Columbia 170 – 6371 Crescent Road | Vancouver BC | V6T 1Z2 Canada
Phone 604 822 3989

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