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We offer the flexibility you need to achieve your university education online without putting your life on hold. Textbooks and materials are included in tuition, and financial aid is available.

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- Courses start every month
- Take 6 months to complete
- Over 850 online & distance courses

Nikola Tesla's Story

He toiled. He travelled. He succeeded. He failed. Nikola Tesla had a tumultuous inventor’s life that started at a young age. Though schooled in traditional universities to start, he was known to work nearly round the-clock to make his passions come to life. He could do calculus in his head, leading teachers to believe he was cheating, but his driven nature saw him finish a four-year term in only three. After all, why waste a year?

Our thoughts exactly.

Imagine if Tesla had Athabasca University on his side at a time in his life when doing his own thing was the most valuable education of all. Pursuing your life’s passions – while still living your life – is a powerful combination you can achieve with AU.

Take your time or charge full-speed ahead. Our world-recognized programs and degrees are yours for the taking. Reach out and apply today.


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- Complete a full degree online
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Athabasca University, CANADA'S OPEN UNIVERSITY, is an internationally recognized leader in online and distance learning. We're a government-funded post-secondary institution and one of four public comprehensive universities in Alberta.

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