New Design University in Austria



Field of Study:

  • Arts
  • Fine Arts
  • Foundations in Design
  • Graphic Design for Marketing
  • Information Technology
  • Interior Design
  • Product Design

Language of Instruction:

English and Austrian German

Semester Dates:

Spring Semester: End February - End June
Fall Semester: End September - End January

Please check the latest academic calendar to confirm the dates.

Follow link and click on "Information for Incoming Students" PDF.
Link to Academic Calender:

KPU Semester Alignment 

KPU (Overlap of Fall and Spring) = Partner (Fall)

KPU (Overlap of Spring and Summer) = Partner (Spring)


Exchange information:

Exchange Student Handbook:

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Course Information:
See "Course Offer" PDF from link.

Program Information:


Please find also a list of all student homes, houses and private rooms in Vienna below:

Cost of Living:

Visa Information:

Non EU or EEA citizens need a visa for entering Austria. Students must arrange for their visa on their own. Please inform yourself about entry and visa regulations to Austria well in advance at the Austrian Embassy in your home country.
Please check the following websites for detailed and updated information:…
Information for International Students

More Information:

Institution Transfer Credit Database:

Transfer credit equivalency shown in the table below is from past assessments done. The following history indicates how a class has been previously assessed but is not necessarily the only way that a class can come back to KPU. The equivalency is subject to change over time with new assessments of the transfer credit needed to be done through a Learning Agreement and Transfer Credit Memo process. This is done for Study Abroad students going abroad through an exchange program when the new course outline of the foreign course is received and assessed by KPU faculty and OREG for transfer back to KPU. Also, availability and access to classes at the partner institution is subject to change.  

If you have any questions about how courses from abroad could come back and aid for your program at KPU, please contact an academic advisor of your program and discuss more with them.  

If you have questions on this transfer credit process for study abroad exchange purposes to partner Universities and for participation in a Study Abroad program email and you can make an appointment with a Study Abroad Coordinator.  

Faculty Partner Course: Code - Name (Credit Value) Kwantlen Equivalent: Code (Credit Value)  Date Assessed (dd-mmm-yyyy)
Design Entwurfsstudlo Innernarchlektur III (Interior Design Studio III) (10 ECTS) IDSN 3505 Studio 5 (6 credits) 11-Jul-2023
Design Materialkunde und Baukonstruktion III (Material Science and Building Construction III) (4 ECTS) IDSN 3525 - Building Technologies 5 (3 credits) 11-Jul-2023
Design Rome Zeichnen 1 (drawing workshop)
& CAD III (2 ECTS) (2 ECTS )
IDSN 3546 - Design Communication 4 (3 credits) 11-Jul-2023

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