Accredited, Recognized, and Respected.

AU is a leader and innovator in online education in Canada and around the world. Our courses and programs are recognized globally.

AU is the ideal way to pursue your post-secondary education. You are not required to be online at a specific time. You can take your course work anywhere you happen to go!

Flexible and Everywhere.

AU undergraduate courses start on the first day of each month. This offers you the flexibility to start courses on your own schedule and when you are ready.

Monthly Start Dates.

Open Admissions.

Becoming an AU student is easy – our open admission policy means if you are 16 or older, you will be accepted as a student. Certain courses and programs require prior education. 

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.

open. flexible. anywhere.

open. flexible. anywhere.

Study on your time. In between meals, new school routines, family game nights and virtual hangouts, Athabasca University offers you the flexibility to go to university while working, living and playing at home.

Let's start your AU journey...

Athabasca University is home to the Centre for World Indigenous Knowledge and Research.

Tansi, Auneen, Sekon, Kwey, Boojhoo, Oki, Welcome, Bonjour, Bienvenido, Me'taleyn!

With 24 Indigenous undergraduate and graduate courses to choose from, we offer learning solutions tailor-made for your aspirations.

Explore Indigenous Courses