More than 1000 graduate students shape the character of UBC’s Okanagan campus. Find balance as you pursue your research.

Thesis & Dissertation

A thesis is the final product of a student’s time in graduate school. Students should begin planning their thesis from the beginning of their degree program.



Need to find a specific form related to your graduate experience? Identify and learn more about the key forms applicable to graduate students.


Award Opportunities

The College of Graduate Studies is responsible for merit-based graduate awards at UBC’s Okanagan campus. Explore opportunities available to graduate students.



Want to schedule your graduate experience? Identify and learn more about deadlines applicable to students in order to plan for a successful experience.


Prospective Graduate Students: For information about applying to UBC, visit the Prospective Students page.

UBC 501


UBC 501 is a self-guided, online orientation designed to help prepare you for your arrival at UBC Okanagan. UBC 501 is made up of five modules and can be accessed anywhere, anytime with an internet connection. Each module takes approximately 20-30 minutes to complete. The modules cover topics such as graduate student expectations, working with your supervisor, familiarizing yourself with Kelowna and the Okanagan, history and traditions of UBC Okanagan, and important on-campus resources to help you along the way.

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Workshops & Events

We offer professional development, health and wellness and academic success workshops.

Events & Workshops


Every candidate for a degree must make a formal application for degree conferral.

program completion


Students may need to pursue a leave of absence, or would like more information about withdrawals.


Policies & Procedures

Learn more about the major policies and procedures that help to drive the College of Graduate Studies.