Scholarships & Funding

There are a number of options available to help you finance your studies at the New Design University: public and private scholarships and grants, student loans, and loans on easy terms. It is also possible to arrange payment of tuition fees in instalments on request.

Our Guide to Scholarships & Grants (currently available in German only) offers a further overview of different options.

We’ll be happy to advise you on the details!



NDU students are entitled to apply for Austrian public scholarships. However, please note that most public scholarships require a prior three-year residence in Austria before applying. Please refer to our Guide to Scholarships and Grants (PDF) for details.



Both the Faculty of Design and the Faculty of Technology at the New Design University award achievement scholarships. For details please contact office(at) or call +43 (0)2742 851 24110.


New! Online platform for scholarships

The online-platform supports pupils, students and PhD candidates finding financial aid for their academic studies. For the first time in Austria a special matching-method searches the platform database with more than 500 scholarships specifically targeted at Austrian students and shows each user the matching scholarships for his or her curriculum.

The database contains a great variety of scholarships that support students, e.g. paying their cost of living, financing their semester abroad or supporting them during their dissertation. In addition, the platform provides numerous templates for applications and articles about how to apply for a scholarship.



Instalment plans are offered for all courses on request. If you have any questions about this, contact our office on +43 (0)2742 851 24110 or at office(at)



Various banks offer student loans on very easy terms. Details are available from the following, for example: Hypo Landesbank for Lower Austria and Vienna or Wüstenrot 

Additional financial assistance at HYPO

The Lower Austrian HYPO Bank offers a free student account with attractive interest rates. An individual overdraft can be arranged depending on your course progress.  Details are available at all Lower Austrian HYPO branches or on phone +43 (0)2742 4920.


If you have any questions, please contact our Infoline on  +43 (0)2742 851 24180 or at info(at) .


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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