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Athabasca University, Canada has 40,000 students enrolled in different courses. The University provides over 900 courses in Undergraduate and graduate degree, diploma courses and certificate programs. There are students from 87 different countries.
|Application Portal||Online portal|
|Application fee (non-refundable)||115 CAD|
|Mode of payment||Credit/ Debit Card|
|Intake Seasons||Vary according to the program|
|Work experience||Required for some Bachelor and Master programs|
|Financial Aid||Student loans, Grants, Scholarships|
The admission requirements for Canadian and International applicants are same with few exceptions that are discussed below.
International applicants who don’t have English as their primary language need to demonstrate proficiency in English by submitting a score of one of the tests mentioned below.
|English Language Test||Minimum Score for UG Students||Minimum Score for Graduate Students|
Athabasca offers a wide range of Bachelor’s programs. Some of the popular programs offered by the university include:
Before making an application, one must take note of the following admission requirements.
Where to apply: Applications are accepted via the ApplyAlberta portal.
Application fee: CAD 115
Application evaluation fee: In addition to the application fee, all applicants are required to pay application evaluation fee of CAD 113.
Admission requirements: There are no special requirements for enrolling in 3 or 4-year programs. The only requirement is that the applicant should be a 16 year old or more. However, there are some programs that require additional requirements.
Supporting Documents: Academic transcripts and degree completion certificates.
Where to apply: Applicants need to complete the graduate application for respective courses.
Application fee: The application fee for a majority of programs is 150 CAD, however, some of the programs may have a higher application fees.
Academic requirements: The University offers various graduate and doctoral programs. While the specific requirements may vary for each program, the general admission requirements remain the same.
The admission requirements for some of the popular programs offered by Athabasca University are tabulated below.
|Course||Application deadline||Application fee (non-refundable)||Admission Requirements|
|Doctorate in Business Administration||March 15, 2020||200 CAD||MBA or equivalent Master degree; 5 years work experience; 3 reference letters|
|Master of Business Administration (MBA)- Online program||Feb 15; May 15; Oct 15||200 CAD||Bachelor’s degree of 3 or 4 years from an accredited college; reference letters;work experience; essay|
|Master of Health studies||Enroll at any time||150 CAD||4-year Bachelor degree from an accredited institution; Minimum GPA of 3.0|
|Master of Nursing||Enroll at any time||150 CAD||4-year Bachelor degree in nursing from an accredited institution; Minimum GPA of 3.0;|
Completed minimum 5000 hours of clinical practice
|Master of Science in Information System||March 1; Oct 1||150 CAD||Bachelor degree in Computer Science, Information systems or related area;|
Hold Certified Computing Professional (CCP) designation
|Graduate Diploma in Architecture||Enroll at any time||150 CAD||Completed BSc Arch from an accredited institution with minimum GPA of 2.3; Work experience|
With different admission criteria for different programs, admission to Athabasca University is a bit selective. The application of the applicants is reviewed on a holistic basis, including factors like academic achievement and relevant experiences.