Upcoming Doctoral Deadlines


Attention:  PhD Candidates


The deadline for submission of Nominations for External Examiner for PhD candidates wanting to complete on the timeline for Spring 2023 Graduation was last Friday, November 25. While this is a slightly flexible deadline, forms should really be in by Friday this week, to avoid delays. It’s hard to get responses to our invitations once we get to mid-December.


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


FRIDAY, 27 JANUARY, 2023 – Doctoral dissertation (and supporting documentation) submitted to Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for external examination

FRIDAY, 24 MARCH, 2023 – Last Day for Final Doctoral Oral Examination

FRIDAY, 21 APRIL, 2023 – Acceptance of final, approved doctoral dissertation by Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies


Students who miss the Graduation Deadlines may still finish in time for the April 30, Program End date. These dates are similar, but a little later.


Students will be able to choose to defend either in person or on Zoom. We will work with students to select the most appropriate mode for their defence.


There is an information session for students about the Doctoral Exam process organized by Graduate Pathways to Success on Tuesday, December 6 at 2pm. Students who are interested in attending this Zoom session can register here: https://www.grad.ubc.ca/about-us/events/22625-doctoral-defence-doctoral-examination-defence-procedures

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