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Athabasca University

History

  • Athabasca University was established by Order in Council of the Government of Alberta on June 25, 1970. 
  • Originally conceived as a traditional campus-based institution, AU changed course in 1972 through a pilot project to test the concept of an open, distance university. 
  • The first AU course, World Ecology, was offered in 1973, and AU's first Convocation, for two graduates, was held in 1977.

Education

  • Athabasca University is committed to excellence. The University offers 90 graduate and undergraduate degrees, diplomas, and certificate programs, and more than 700 university courses in the sciences, social sciences, humanities, interdisciplinary studies, business and administrative studies, nursing, and commerce.

Research

  • AU is committed to excellence in research and scholarship. Through the discovery, dissemination and transfer of new knowledge and the engagement of students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, the university integrates research with creative teaching, thereby informing the curriculum and providing opportunities for highly qualified graduates to promote innovation and to participate more fully in society.
  • Mission critical research in the scholarship of teaching and learning in open and distance environments is the primary focus of AUs research activity; however, the university also actively supports and maintains high standards in discipline-based research.

Career

AU Counselling Services offers Career Cruising for registered students. This resource provides assessment tools, goals & career exploration activities, as well as, a résumé builder.Explore career options using these resources, which contain information on duties, working conditions, skills, education, salary, employment prospects and opportunities.

  • Occupation information
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  • Education and training options

Athabasca University Scholarships

Below you will find scholarships related to Athabasca University. Distinction can be made between scholarships provided by the University and those provided by independent providers.

Provided by university
Grant
2500 CAD
Deadline
15 Oct 2024
AU Doctoral Level Student Bursaries
Need-based

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Athabasca University
Athabasca, Canada
Provided by university
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
30 Sep 2024
Derrick Rowlandson Memorial Award
Merit-based

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Athabasca University
Athabasca, Canada
Provided by university
Grant
15000 CAD
Deadline
Not specified
Alberta Graduate Excellence Scholarship
Merit-based

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Athabasca University
Athabasca, Canada
Independent provider
Grant
50000 CAD
Deadline
01 Nov 2024
Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships
Merit-based

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Government Of Canada
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
Not specified
DFL Scholarship Program
Need-based

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Daughters for Life Foundation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
15000 USD
Deadline
31 Aug 2024
Amberscholar Scholarship
Merit-based

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Amber Student
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
50000 CAD
Deadline
Not specified
Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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Canadian Government
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
12700 USD
Deadline
19 Mar 2025
Study in Canada Scholarships
Merit-based

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Canadian Government
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
12500 USD
Deadline
15 Dec 2024
International Peace Scholarship Fund
Need-based

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The International Peace Scholarship Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
7000 CAD
Deadline
05 Dec 2024
Faculty Mobility for Partnership Building Program
Merit-based

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Canadian Government
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
04 Mar 2025
Global Korea Scholarship for Graduate Degrees
Merit-based

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Canadian Government
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
Not specified
Organization of American States (OAS) Academic Scholarship Program
Merit-based Need-based

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Canadian Government
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
100000 USD
Deadline
30 Oct 2024
CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholarship
Merit-based

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Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR)
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
25000 USD
Deadline
10 Oct 2024
Traditional Fulbright Canada Student Awards
Merit-based Need-based

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U.S. government
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
11100 USD
Deadline
19 Mar 2025
Emerging Leaders in the Americas Program
Merit-based

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Canadian Government
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3500 USD
Deadline
15 Nov 2024
ACES Scholarships
Merit-based Need-based

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ACES Education Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
ServiceScape Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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ServiceScape
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
Not specified
Canadian Francophonie Scholarship Program (CFSP)
Merit-based Need-based

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Government Of Canada
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
14 Oct 2024
Fulbright U.S. Student Program
Merit-based Need-based

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U.S. government
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
12500 USD
Deadline
15 Dec 2024
P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship (IPS)
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

The International Peace Scholarship Fund
Location not available
Provided by university
Grant
2500 CAD
Deadline
15 Oct 2024
AU Doctoral Level Student Bursaries
Need-based

Read more about eligibility

Athabasca University
Athabasca, Canada
Provided by university
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
30 Sep 2024
Derrick Rowlandson Memorial Award
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Athabasca University
Athabasca, Canada
Provided by university
Grant
15000 CAD
Deadline
Not specified
Alberta Graduate Excellence Scholarship
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Athabasca University
Athabasca, Canada
Independent provider
Grant
50000 CAD
Deadline
01 Nov 2024
Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships
Merit-based

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Government Of Canada
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
Not specified
DFL Scholarship Program
Need-based

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Daughters for Life Foundation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
15000 USD
Deadline
31 Aug 2024
Amberscholar Scholarship
Merit-based

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Amber Student
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
50000 CAD
Deadline
Not specified
Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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Canadian Government
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
12700 USD
Deadline
19 Mar 2025
Study in Canada Scholarships
Merit-based

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Canadian Government
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
12500 USD
Deadline
15 Dec 2024
International Peace Scholarship Fund
Need-based

Read more about eligibility

The International Peace Scholarship Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
7000 CAD
Deadline
05 Dec 2024
Faculty Mobility for Partnership Building Program
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Canadian Government
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
04 Mar 2025
Global Korea Scholarship for Graduate Degrees
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Canadian Government
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
Not specified
Organization of American States (OAS) Academic Scholarship Program
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

Canadian Government
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
100000 USD
Deadline
30 Oct 2024
CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholarship
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR)
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
25000 USD
Deadline
10 Oct 2024
Traditional Fulbright Canada Student Awards
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

U.S. government
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
11100 USD
Deadline
19 Mar 2025
Emerging Leaders in the Americas Program
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Canadian Government
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3500 USD
Deadline
15 Nov 2024
ACES Scholarships
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

ACES Education Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
ServiceScape Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

ServiceScape
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
Not specified
Canadian Francophonie Scholarship Program (CFSP)
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

Government Of Canada
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
14 Oct 2024
Fulbright U.S. Student Program
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

U.S. government
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
12500 USD
Deadline
15 Dec 2024
P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship (IPS)
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

The International Peace Scholarship Fund
Location not available
Provided by university
Grant
2500 CAD
Deadline
15 Oct 2024
AU Doctoral Level Student Bursaries
Need-based

Read more about eligibility

Athabasca University
Athabasca, Canada
Provided by university
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
30 Sep 2024
Derrick Rowlandson Memorial Award
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Athabasca University
Athabasca, Canada
Provided by university
Grant
15000 CAD
Deadline
Not specified
Alberta Graduate Excellence Scholarship
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Athabasca University
Athabasca, Canada
Independent provider
Grant
50000 CAD
Deadline
01 Nov 2024
Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Government Of Canada
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
Not specified
DFL Scholarship Program
Need-based

Read more about eligibility

Daughters for Life Foundation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
15000 USD
Deadline
31 Aug 2024
Amberscholar Scholarship
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Amber Student
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
50000 CAD
Deadline
Not specified
Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

Canadian Government
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
12700 USD
Deadline
19 Mar 2025
Study in Canada Scholarships
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Canadian Government
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
12500 USD
Deadline
15 Dec 2024
International Peace Scholarship Fund
Need-based

Read more about eligibility

The International Peace Scholarship Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
7000 CAD
Deadline
05 Dec 2024
Faculty Mobility for Partnership Building Program
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Canadian Government
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
04 Mar 2025
Global Korea Scholarship for Graduate Degrees
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Canadian Government
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
Not specified
Organization of American States (OAS) Academic Scholarship Program
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

Canadian Government
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
100000 USD
Deadline
30 Oct 2024
CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholarship
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR)
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
25000 USD
Deadline
10 Oct 2024
Traditional Fulbright Canada Student Awards
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

U.S. government
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
11100 USD
Deadline
19 Mar 2025
Emerging Leaders in the Americas Program
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Canadian Government
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3500 USD
Deadline
15 Nov 2024
ACES Scholarships
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

ACES Education Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
ServiceScape Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

ServiceScape
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
Not specified
Canadian Francophonie Scholarship Program (CFSP)
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

Government Of Canada
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
14 Oct 2024
Fulbright U.S. Student Program
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

U.S. government
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
12500 USD
Deadline
15 Dec 2024
P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship (IPS)
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

The International Peace Scholarship Fund
Location not available

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Student services

  • Advising and counselling
  • Library
  • Academic services
  • FInancial aid and scholarships

Library services

  • The Athabasca University provides its students with a fully-equipped library. It is a unique studying environment where hard cover books and online materials blend together in order to create the appropriate learning sorrounding.

ICT services

  • To develop a reliable mechanism that will provide support to ITS clients in a organized, efficient manner. To use the staff and computing resources within ITS to the best advantage for clients and ITS staff.

Campus life

  • Athabasca University (AU), Canada’s Open University, is a publicly funded university in the province of Alberta, Canada. AU is one of the world’s foremost and fastest growing online and distance education specialists, serving 40,000 students worldwide.
  • As an open university, AU strives to eliminate barriers that prevent people from pursuing university studies. By providing access to flexible online and distance learning, AU helps people continue their studies regardless of where they live, their educational backgrounds, and their career or family obligations. 
  • AU is committed to innovation, flexibility in learning, and excellence in teaching, research, and scholarship.

Student clubs

  • The Athabasca University Students’ Union (AUSU) is an independent, student-run society representing the undergraduate students of Athabasca University. 
  • We serve nearly 40,000 members annually in home-study locations across Canada and internationally. In any given month, our membership is about 26,000 active students.

  • Athabasca University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. (267-284-5000). The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

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