Online and distance learning meets you where you are

24/7 online access. Monthly start dates. Adjustable course load.

Take one course at a time or a few! Our flexible delivery understands that work, family and education is a balancing act. We accommodate all life circumstances. 

  • Connect with Nukskahtowin, our online meeting and gathering place for Indigenous learners, academics and researchers.
  • Study at your own pace in one or as many courses as you like
  • Engage in your course materials at any time of day or night, whatever schedule works best for you
  • Take up to six months to complete a course. If you need an extension, no problem!

“As a carrier of this dream, it was imperative that I attain the highest degrees possible to lift that voice higher and higher, louder, and louder.”

Laurie Thompson
Indigenous education leader, Doctorate of Education in Distance Education

Indigenous student tuition

As part of Athabasca University’s commitment to enhancing access and equity for Indigenous learners, AU has implemented a 10% reduction* in undergraduate tuition fees for Indigenous students. 

Many financial opportunities are available to recognize and support the academic excellence of Indigenous students while honouring unique cultural contributions.

For more information on the awards, bursaries, and scholarships for Indigenous students, visit the Indigenous Student Support page.

*The following fees are effective for courses starting Sep. 1, 2024.

Sign up now to get more information from Athabasca University – we’ll help you choose a learning solution that fits your life and not the other way around.