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New Design University

New Design University
As of March 16
NDU Campus Closed
Due to current measures for the prevention of the corona virus (COVID-19), the building of the New Design University has been temporarily closed until further notice
New Design University
Think outside the box
Study at the New Design University
The next admission exam for the academic year 2020/21 will take place on 6 June 2020. A further admission date is available later in the year (29 August).


The New Design University St. Pölten (NDU) was founded by the Lower Austrian Chamber of Commerce and its Business Development Institute in 2004. As an international destination for quality education in the fields of design, technology and business, the NDU trains creative thinkers who advance social change and explore tomorrow’s work and design practice today.


About the NDU

Advantages of studying at the NDU

The New Design University is a young, future-oriented private university. Its distinguishing feature is the high degree of personal tuition; also, the university attaches much importance to combining theory with creative practice. The university is committed to offering best possible career advantages to its approximately 500 students.

The next steps to your studies at the NDU

The NDU is fond of blazing its own trail and is always on the lookout for creative thinkers willing to go fresh and untrodden paths. Sounds interesting? Then no matter in which area of expertise you see your future: we'll be happy to consult you about the next steps towards enrolling at our university.

Concise answers to some commonly asked questions

Why is there a tuition fee at the NDU? Where can I get information on scholarships and grants? Does St. Pölten offer affordable accommodation? Here you'll find a short overview of some common questions regarding student life at the NDU.




Do you have questions about a particular course? Would you like to get to know our staff - or find out what our students have to say about studying at the NDU? No problem! Our team will gladly answer your questions - either per mail, by phone or Skype, or in an individual appointment here at our university.

Contact us


Who's teaching at the NDU? Who are the "creative heads" in charge of guiding and running the University? What are the research subjects and areas of expertise of our professors and assistants? Here you'll find not only contact details but also short bios and portraits of the NDU Team.


We're always looking forward to visitors in person – but if you aren't around, now there's a great way of getting to know our University at at distance and experiencing the creative atmosphere 'by proxy'. You can start the 3D "Virtual Walk" in any recent Web browser.

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