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Information & Spatial Design


Degree: Master of Arts (MA)
Duration of course: 4 semesters
Course load: 96 hours per semester, 120 ECTS points
Course Director: Univ. Prof. (NDU) Mag. Arch. MA (RCA) Christine Schwaiger


€ 590,– per month or € 3.500,– per semester (excl. ÖH membership)

Please note that in addition to the NDU tuition fee, you are also required to pay the compulsory membership in the Austrian Students' Association (ÖH). At the moment, the membership fee amounts to 19.20 EUR per semester.


There are a number of options available to help you finance your studies at the New Design University: state and private scholarships and grants, student loans, and loans on easy terms. For Further details see Scholarships/Financing


In this course, all exams can be taken in English, all written papers can be submitted in English as well. However, a good passive command of German is required, since you must be able to follow the discussions in class. We therefore strongly encourage candidates to enrol in an intensive German course prior to commencing their studies at the NDU.

Also, please note that proof of at least a B2 level in either German or English is required for admission (if your English is at B2 or higher, you will still need the aforementioned passive German skills when attending classes).

For further information please contact our info line by phone or e-mail at +43 (0)2742 890 2418 or

Admission requirements

Applicants for the master’s degree course must hold a bachelor's degree or other appropriate degree. You are required to demonstrate your aptitude in  form of an admission interview with the course director, including a presentation of your portfolio. When applying for admission, you should send a letter of motivation and your CV.


Admission for the year 2018/19:

For this course we offer individual admission dates. Please contact us if you wish to make an individual appointment.


We'll be happy to advise you on the details: simply contact us by phone on +43 (0)2742 890 2418 or by e-mail at info(at) . Our course directors will also be happy to provide details at a personal meeting.


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