International Students

If you are not a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada, and you plan to stay in your home country while you complete your Athabasca University program, you can follow the regular application process. There is a one-time, non-refundable $115 CDN application fee.

You should register for your courses at least one month before your intended start date. Also, you should note that students studying internationally may have different timelines for

  • processing exam requests
  • marking
  • regular mail correspondence
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If you are planning to come to Canada to study, please see our Studying in Canada page. You should also review the Credit for Previous Education section below.

Graduate studies

Admission requirements and deadlines are different for each graduate program. For information about a particular program, please see its website.

For enrolment information, please contact the faculty or centre that offers your program by calling 1-780-675-6100 (international) or 1-800-788-9041 (toll-free in Canada and the U.S.).

Credit for previous education

If you have credentials from an institution outside of Canada or the United States and you would like AU to consider them for transfer credit, you need to have an assessment done through an international assessment agency.

Still have questions?

Ask AU to get answers about fees, admissions, courses, programs, transcripts, exams and more.

You can also call us during business hours (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.).

It is currently 12:07 pm in Athabasca.

1-800-788-9041 (toll-free in Canada and U.S.)

1-780-675-6100 (international)

Fax: 1-780-675-6437      


Updated July 07 2017 by Web Strategy, University Relations