Overview

Overview

Athabasca University was established in 1970 as a traditional campus-based institution. In 1972, the first distance learning course was offered with an objective to become an open university. Today, Athabasca is Canada’s leading ‘Open University’, welcoming students from all Canadian provinces and 87 countries from around the world. With over 50 undergraduate and graduate degree, diploma and certificate programs to choose from there are a wide variety of learning options. AU is home to the Canadian Institute of Distance Education Research and offers a number of research options.

Subjects you can study at Athabasca University

  • Applied and Pure Sciences Applied and Pure Sciences
  • Architecture and Construction Architecture and Construction
  • Business and Management Business and Management
  • Computer Science and IT Computer Science and IT
  • Creative Arts and Design Creative Arts and Design
  • Education and Training Education and Training
  • Engineering Engineering
  • Health and Medicine Health and Medicine
  • Humanities Humanities
  • Law Law
  • MBA MBA
  • Social Studies and Media Social Studies and Media
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COSTS PER YEAR
LIVING COSTS

CAD$11,000

AVERAGE PRIVATE RENT

CAD$5,250

AVERAGE TUITION FEE PER YEAR

UNDERGRADUATE

CAD$9,940

POSTGRADUATE

CAD$12,820

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Isaiah, Nigeria 5

Great university, Athabasca

good and overwhelming, nice university and they have a wonderful place capturing the hearts of students like me, I know they will teach and deliver better because am coming to study in this university

good and overwhelming, nice university and they have a wonderful place capturing the hearts of students like me, I know they will teach and deliver better because am coming to study in this university