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Athabasca University


Due to Covid-19, Athabasca University has temporarily changed some student processes. Please refer to the Covid Q&A page for any updates and current steps that may be different from our regular practices.

3.1.2 Non-Canadian Students

Athabasca University welcomes non-Canadian students.

You need a study permit if:

  • you are a non-Canadian with a work permit and are living temporarily in Canada while enrolled in the Bachelor of Nursing degree program.
  • you are a non-Canadian student enrolled in an AU program at an institution with which the University has a collaboration agreement.

You do not need a study permit if you are a non-Canadian AU student living outside Canada.

For more detailed information, visit the International Student Guidelines page.

In the case of a dispute over an individual’s status within Canada, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) regulations will apply.

Citizenship and Immigration Canada


Information effective Sept. 1, 2020 to Aug. 31, 2021.

Updated April 08 2021 by laurab

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