The UP SURP is Now Accepting Applicants for the Graduate Programs
June 25, 2016

The UP School of Urban and Regional Planning (UP SURP) is now accepting applicants for the graduate programs of the school:

Master of Science in Regional Development Program
Academic Year 2017-2018
(Deadline for filing of application: 30 September 2016)
Application forms here

Diploma in Urban and Regional Planning
Master of Arts (Urban and Regional Planning)
Doctor of Philosophy (Urban and Regional Planning)
Second Semester, Academic Year 2016-2017
(Deadline for filing of application: 7 September 2016)
Application forms here

The Master of Science in Regional Development Program a joint undertaking of the UP SURP with the Technische Universitat Dortmund (TUDo). A unique feature of the courses are taught in Dortmund, Germany during the first year and in a partner university under the SPRING University Network during the second year.

Applicants may download the application forms as well as the requirements for admission online. Please also take note of the following dates for the entrance examinations and release of results for the Doctor of Philosophy, Master of Arts, and Diploma Programs:

Entrance Examination: 15 September 2016
Entrance Exam Result: 5 October 2016

Further inquiries may be directed to:

Office of the Graduate Studies
G/F UP School of Urban and Regional Planning
E. Jacinto St., UP Diliman Campus, Quezon City 1101
Tel. (+632) 920-6854

The SURP’s twin Vision in the next decade shall be:

SURP will be a globally competitive learning, research and training institution in the fields of urban, rural, and regional planning within an archipelagic and tropical environment comprised of landscapes and seascapes in a developing economy; and

SURP will be a center of excellence for learning and research in the development of innovative theories, tools, and sustainable practices in urban, rural, and regional planning adapted to developing countries.
The SURP’s Mission for the next three years (2012-2015) shall be to continue and further enhance its contribution to socioeconomic development and nation building:

Improving the quality of education in the school and producing highly competent planners.

Extending technical assistance to government, non-government organizations (NGOs), peoples' organizations (POs), the private sector, and other academic and research institutions on policy formulation and plan preparation for the development of localities, regions, and the nation.

Disseminating new knowledge on urban and regional planning theories, tools, and practices through the School’s publications and training programs.

Protecting and advocating for the welfare of society -particularly the poor- and promoting social justice and equity in the formulation of development plans and programs.