Interior Design & visual Communication *

Fast Facts / Admission


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


€3.940,- per semester (WS 2024/25) plus annual CPI adjustment of up to 5% (each winter semester based on the previous year's January to December, rounded to the nearest ten). Please also note that in addition to the NDU tuition fees, you must also pay the Austrian Student Union (ÖH) fee.


Additionally, for this program, there is an option for installment payments over 36 months. For 24 months, the monthly installment is €660,-, and for 36 months, it is €440,-. Please let us know during the application process which payment plan you would like to utilize.



There are a number of options available to help you finance your studies at the New Design University. However, please note that most public grants require a prior three-year residence in Austria before applying. Further options are international and private scholarships and grants as well as student loans. 
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 very good 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.

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


For further information please contact our info line by phone or e-mail at +43 (0)2742 851 24180 or

Admission requirements

Applicants for the master’s degree course must hold at least a bachelor's 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.

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 851 24180 or by e-mail at Our course directors will also be happy to provide details at a personal meeting.


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.

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