Welcome to Canada’s Open Online University
If you need time for your life and time for your education, Athabasca University is here for you.
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- more than 95 %
of our grads are satisfied with the quality of their AU education
of our grads would recommend AU to others
say they are in a job related to their field of study
Select Your Path
Choose your path and jump right in
Online Undergraduate Programs
Arts, business, health, science and more, begin your journey with an accredited degree program.
Online Graduate Programs
Ready to go further? Advance your career and education through a doctorate, masters or post-bacc.
Leap ahead by taking a course or two in one of over 60 subject areas. New courses are consistently added to our catalogue.
What Our Students Say
“I’m in the home stretch of completing my BA. Not completing university the first time around was difficult to come to terms with, but life got in the way. I’m now in my 40s, I work part-time, and keep my husband and busy son on track. AU is the only way I could finish my degree. It hasn’t been easy, and I often envy students without all the life commitments to juggle, but I know when I complete my degree, it will feel amazing.”
Carla K, BA in English
Take advantage of AU’s offerings
AU Open House
Join hosts from the AU recruitment team as they introduce you to the AU Advantage and Flexibility Factor offered to AU students.
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In-classroom courses in Calgary
Athabasca University has a number of in-classroom courses being offered at AU C. [more]