Date of publication: 2017-08-25 12:51
a. Online UBC application form. When you submit an online application at /apply/online , the completed form is automatically forwarded to the Department's Graduate Program Assistant. A non-refundable processing fee payable is to UBC: see the cover of the official UBC application form for the exact amount.
The thesis must be a coherent document that provides a complete and systematic account of the student's research. It may incorporate work from submitted, accepted or published journal articles, which may or may not have co-authors.
There is no automatic funding upon admission with the PhD program at EDST.
While there is no automatic funding, there are a number of funding opportunities available to PhD students:
Please see the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies website:
Note: If you would like an exception to any of these specifications, please contact the Thesis Section well in advance of your final submission to determine whether or not this is acceptable.
Doctoral students are expected to apply for and obtain their own additional funding. Our faculty are very supportive in this regard, and are able to help their supervised students build their applications, as well as supporting them by writing letters of appraisal.
Beyond these courses, we expect our PhD students to attend advanced courses deepening their expertise in their chosen field of research. We also expect them to hone their advanced methods skills with guidance from their supervisors.