You don't
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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.

Online Courses

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

Albert Einstein's Story

The very epitome of unorthodox, Einstein clashed with regimented educational systems where he expressed that learning and creative thought were lost in strict rote learning. He was 15.

Can you imagine the world today if Einstein had the Internet back then? Mind. Blown.

It’s just a theory, but we think Einstein would have loved Athabasca University. He’d marvel at the thought of getting a top-tier education while staying in his PJs. And he’d appreciate the freedom of learning when he wanted, where he wanted and for however long he wanted. Combed hair, optional.

Consider the power of AU – we offer a world-recognized education you can factor into your life’s equation. Genius.

open. online. everywhere.

Online courses through Athabasca University.

A world-class leader in distance education.

Online Programs

- Complete a full degree online
- Continuous enrolment - start today!
- Non-competitive entry

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Learn on your own terms, but not on your own

Tutor Support

One-on-one learning support by phone or email. If you need help, we're here.

Library Services

Get research guidance, plus we'll ship books to you for free.

Writing Help

Writing coaches give you expert help on assignments before you submit them for grading.


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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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