Athabasca University

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Established in 1970, Athabasca University (AU) has a long history of being a leader and innovator in distributed learning. Today, AU is one of the world’s fastest growing digital education institutions, serving over 40,000 students worldwide. AU offers over 900 courses at the undergraduate, graduate, diploma and certificate program level in addition to online professional development. Disciplines include arts, business, health, education, and science.

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Part-time (undergraduates)
38 945

Part-time (graduates)
4 555

Source: Athabasca University (Total enrolment includes students enrolled in non-credit or continuing education programs) (2018 preliminary fall enrolment)



Undergraduate tuition fees:
4 760 $ - 6 540 $

Graduate tuition fees:
13 500 $


Undergraduate tuition fees:
14 330 $ - 14 900 $

Graduate tuition fees:
15 500 $

Source: Athabasca University. Fees for general programs in arts and humanities (2018-19).

Note: In addition to tuition fees, universities generally charge fees for goods and services supplied to students. This includes areas such as student associations, sports and health. These additional fees vary widely per university and per student and can run from a few hundred dollars to a few thousand dollars. Check with the university for details.


Athabasca University does not provide on-campus housing given that all of its courses are offered online or by distance education.