Flexible and Open
Our flexible scheduling and formats give you control over your studies, so you have time for your life.
Whether you’re looking to continue your education to advance your career, complete your program at another institution, or achieve greater stability in your life, our programs and courses are designed so you can complete your education wherever and whenever it works for you.
"I could see the difference between the nurse who had a degree and one who had a diploma, and I knew I wanted to have that difference." Kathleen SoltysMaster of Health Studies Read Kathleen's story
Why study online?
Studying online with Athabasca University means you can get a quality education that fits your life. You can tailor your education to your personal interests or professional needs, and you can complete your studies without sacrificing your family, career, or community commitments.
You can apply anytime – and once you’ve completed the application process you can register for a course immediately. With many courses starting on the first of every month, we’re ready when you are.
Our students have completed courses and degrees while
- pursuing a full-time career
- raising a family
- travelling abroad
- working in remote arctic outposts
- serving overseas with the Canadian Forces or humanitarian groups
- competing as professional or Olympic athletes
At Athabasca University, we believe everyone should have equal, open access to education. We’ve made it our mission to remove the barriers that can limit access to post-secondary achievement, so we admit undergraduate students regardless of
- work and family responsibilities
- previous educational background or achievements
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