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New Design University

Address: Mariazellerstraße 97a, 3100 St. Pölten, Austria

Description New Design University

Since its founding in 2004, New Design University (NDU) combines the practice of a technical school with the prestigious academic education of the university. NDU educational programs allow you to apply an individual approach to each student due to the small study groups.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in New Design University

Program name
from 3 000 € / semester


  • Dates: year-round
  • Duration: 3 years.

The university offers undergraduate programs in the following areas:

  • Event Design
  • Graphic and Information Design
  • Interior Design and 3D Design
  • Design, craft and material culture
  • Design of digital systems (in development)
  • Office of Design.
from 3 600 € / semester


  • Dates: year-round
  • Duration: 2 years.

The university offers two master's programs:

  • Interior design and visual communications: combines architectural solutions with graphic design and is intended for graduates in the field of interior design and architecture, graphic and information design.
  • Entrepreneurship and innovation: an interdisciplinary degree program based on the experience of design thinking, its application in a business context and aimed at training highly qualified leaders with entrepreneurial thinking.


  • Dates: year-round
  • Duration: 1-1.5 years.

NDU currently offers six academic and one preparatory courses:

  • Acoustics and Design
  • Basic course
  • Food design
  • Design Thinking 2.0
  • Book design
  • Lighting technology and design
  • Digital transformation of the enterprise.


  • University students can participate in exchange programs and scholarship programs
  • Most NDU graduates are employed immediately after graduation, as partnership agreements between the institution and companies allow students to prepare for their professional careers during their studies.

Equipment New Design University

The university is located in the administrative center and largest city of Lower Austria - Sankt Pölten. The material and technical base of the educational institution includes its own library and sports infrastructure.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

The university has a two-semester academic year starting in October.

Additional expenses:

  • Entrance fee 20 €
  • Additional module “needlework” 600 € / semester (4 semesters)
  • Additional module “scientific work” 250 € / semester (2 semesters)
  • The cost of living in Saint Pölten is 624 € -1151 € / month.

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

For admission to undergraduate programs you need a certificate of secondary education (Matura) or equivalent.

To enter the master's program you must:

  • Bachelor's degree in relevant field
  • Motivation letter
  • Summary
  • Introductory interview with the presentation of the portfolio.

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