Theses and Dissertations


Your Thesis/Dissertation Submission Checklist

See the Submitting Theses and Dissertations to cIRcle guide for more complete instructions. (Designated creative arts students (MFA & MMus only) should follow the separate Submitting Creative Arts Theses and Dissertations to cIRcle guide.)

Submit your completed forms to Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (G+PS, Vancouver) or the College of Graduate Studies (CoGS, UBC Okanagan).

Register for a cIRcle Login.

Request account authorization from G+PS/CoGS (as applicable) in order to submit to a thesis/dissertation collection. You will be notified when your cIRcle account has been authorized, and you can proceed with submission.

See G+PS’s Final Submission Instructions (UBC Vancouver) or CoGS’ Post-Defence Submission (UBC Okanagan) for necessary forms and more information.

Login and submit your thesis/dissertation to cIRcle.

Monitor your submission for any requested changes from G+PS/CoGS. Receive approval from G+PS/CoGS.

Await final review by the Library. Congratulations!

What do I do if I need help submitting my thesis or dissertation?

Your Graduate Studies website is the first place to go for any questions about deadlines, preparation (including delay of publication & formatting), and submission (including account authorization).

If the website does not answer your questions, UBC Vancouver students may contact Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (, while UBC Okanagan students may contact the College of Graduate Studies (

Visit the cIRcle FAQ for more answers to common questions.