MA Compre Exam Postponed
November 16, 2020
 MA Compre Exam is postponed to November 24, 2020 and the oral exam postponed to December 1, 2020. This is in compliance with OVPAA Memo No. 2020-139 declaring Nov. 16-21 a Recovery Period.
UP SURP Online Admission Exam for DURP, MA (URP) and PhD (URP)
Second Semester AY 2020-2021
September 28, 2020

Kindly follow this link to download the Online Admission Guidelines: Click Here

School Research Forum for First Semester A.Y. 2020-2021
September 25, 2020
School Research Forum Poster
September 17, 2020

DEADLINE FOR STUDENTS TO FILE APPLICATION FOR GRADUATION as of the 1st Semester AY 2020-2021 is 25 September 2020.
  • For DURP, student must complete the 26 units diploma coursework by end of 1st Semester 2020-21 (December 2020).
  • For MA Thesis Track, student must have presented in the June 26, 2020 or October 12, 2020 SRF. Thesis Form No.5 should be signed by the student’s Thesis Adviser and should state that the student will defend his thesis and submit the written manuscript by December 15, 2020 to the Office of Graduate Studies (OGS).
  • For MA Compre Track, student must have completed the 41 units coursework and is scheduled to take the MA comprehensive exam in November, 2020.
  • For PhD, student must have presented in the June 26, 2020 or October 12, 2020 SRF. Thesis Form No.5 should be signed by the student’s Dissertation Adviser and should state that the student will defend his dissertation and submit the written manuscript by December 15, 2020 to the Office of Graduate Studies (OGS).
Please click here to fill-up the form. Application for Graduation
For inquiries, email us at
September 5, 2020

1. Login to your CRS account;
2. Open the “Settlement of Outstanding Transaction” module;
3. Generate “Payment Slip”
4. Pay through Bank Deposit/Transfer
5. Encode payment details in the “ADD PAYMENT” button;
6. Cashier validates your payment
7. Student is tagged as “Registered”
8. Print and sign Form 5

We discourage Change of Mat so please check if your enlisted subjects are correct before making payment. Thank you.
Registration Activities
September 3, 2020


 SURP Students who have not yet been Pre-advised during the Pre-enlistment Period, email the following information:
1. Name
2. Student Number
3. Semester and Academic Year you entered SURP
4. Program whether DURP, MAURP (Thesis track), MAURP (Compre track), PhD (Ladderized) or PhD (Straight).
5. Field of Specialization (if applicable)
6. Subject/s you intend to enroll in the 1st Semester, AY 2020-21

 to with Subject: For Advising. Wait for the Adviser to email you.

August 29, 2020

1. In order to provide guidance to students who will enroll this semester, the School will be holding a pre-advising session to all SURP students who pre-enlisted in the different subjects/courses. Faculty Members will be contacting the students about their respective schedule for pre-advising starting 28 August 2020. Students are hereby advised to check their emails regularly.

2. Enrollment in Residence. Starting September 10, SURP students who will enrol in Residence, please text to ROBBIE at 09193835342 your:
(Indicate if THESIS or NON THESIS)

3. Leave Of Absence Application is done online using the student’s CRS account. Processing of LOA applications will be after the Registration Period. Deadline for filing of LOA is on 24 November 2020.

4. Online Waitlisting Mechanics. The Waitlisting Module allows students to apply for a slot in a desired class online and to avoid physically queueing up in enlistment centers. This is an extension of the Preenlistment Module. Click Here.

5. Assessment. For those working at LGUs, please email to your Certificate of Employment for tuition fee discount.

For other concerns, kindly contact the OGS at Thank you.
Announcement from the Office of the Graduate Studies
August 14, 2020

 To all incoming freshmen (new students) enrolled in the DURP, MAURP and PHD programs. For the coming semester, you are hereby advised to follow the sequence of subjects below:

If you will enroll in
 - One subject (3 units), take Plan 201.
 - Two subjects (6 units) take Plan 201 and Plan 203.
 - Three subjects (9 units) take Plan 201, Plan 203, and (Plan 214 or Plan 299).
 - Four subjects (12 units) take Plan 201, Plan 203, Plan 214 and Plan 299.
August 11, 2020

Information Literacy Webinar Series - Faculty Edition
August 11, 2020

Registration Activities for First and Second Semester 2020-2021
August 5, 2020

Registration Activities 2020
Announcement from the Office of Graduate Studies
July 25, 2020

 Owing to the law on data privacy, the SURP was advised not to post the names of 2020 Graduates online. Students who wish to know if they are included in the list may email the Office of Graduate Studies at
Entrance Examination Results for First Semester AY 2020-2021
July 23, 2020

Entrance Exam Results
To all concerned Students
July 4, 2020
 The SURP School Executive Board has decided that the SURP will not have a virtual recognition program this year owing to the large number of graduating students who were unable to complete their course requirements. Traditionally, this is held after the UP Diliman's program.
 Names of students who have completed all requirements will be transmitted to the UP Diliman Office of the University Registrar (OUR) so they may participate in the UP Diliman's virtual recognition program on July 26, 2020 if they wish to do so.

 Please email to know if you are included in the Final List of Graduates.
Important Announcement
July 1, 2020

Postponement of UP-SURP Admissions Exam and schedule of 2nd preliminary connectivity trial
June 27, 2020

 1. You are receiving this e-mail, because your name is on the updated (as of 26 June 2020) draft list of applicants for taking the online admissions examination.If not, please send us your email at We are writing you once again to inform you that due to preventive health measures necessary in UP Diliman these next few days, we have to postpone the online admissions exam for at least a week. Unless you hear otherwise from us, the new exam date of UP-SURP will be scheduled for Monday, 06 JULY 2020.

 On behalf of Dean Lidasan and our staff, I would like to express our apologies for any inconvenience that this announcement may have caused. We hope you can make time for the new exam date, and that you will understand that times are unusual and our online systems are still evolving.

 2. In a separate e-mail soon to follow after this e-mail, I will invite with a Zoom link those of you who were not able to make it to yesterday's "meet-up" online. I will schedule this for tomorrow at 10:00-11:00 a.m. Please try to make it this time; by experience, it takes less than two minutes per person.
UP SURP Admission Exam New Schedule and Procedures
June 23, 2020

 You will be given a 2-hour online exam on the 29th of June, 2020, from approximately 10:00 a.m. Please make yourselves free at that time, and locate yourselves in a space where you will be undisturbed and not in communication with anyone else. You will need:

 a. A fairly stable internet connection, to allow you to open the link that will be sent.

 b. The Zoom application, to allow us to monitor you as you take the exam, and provide proctor instructions.

 The chief proctor/admissions committee head may opt to meet you beforehand on the 26th or 27th via Zoom, if you can be available during daytime for a 5-minute test run of your equipment. This last item is item is still being arranged and may not be required."
UP SURP Online Admission Schedule and Guidelines
June 10, 2020

Kindly follow this link to download the Online Admission Guidelines: Click Here

UP SURP Student Survey for 1st Semester 2020-2021
June 2, 2020

 The UP SURP invites you to take part in this important survey to enable us to determine the number of enrollees, what subjects to offer and how many sections per subject to offer this First Semester A.Y. 2020-2021.

Kindly follow this link to the final survey form:
Office of Graduate Studies
June 1, 2020

 To UP SURP students who are returning from LOA/AWOL this First Semester AY 2020-2021, please prepare an appeal letter addressed to Dr. David Leonides T. Yap (Attn. Ms. Ivy C. Dizon-Hilario) and email to We will notify you if your request is approved or not. Deadline for submission of Appeal for Readmission is on June 15, 2020.

 Be sure that you have been pre-advised before pre-enlisting in a subject. You may email the faculty assigned to you prior to pre-enlisting of subject/s. The name of the faculty member assigned to you will be announced soon.

Important Announcement
June 1, 2020
Thesis and Dissertation Forms now available for download
May 12, 2020

Please refer to to access thesis and dissertation forms.

Public Lecture Series
January 30, 2020
Public Lecture Series
November 08, 2019
Call for Nominations for the 2020 Gawad Tsanselor Sa Natatanging Mag-aaral
November 06, 2019
 We are pleased to inform you that the call for nominations for the 2020 Gawad Tsanselor Sa Natatanging Mag-aaral is now open.

Click here to download the form
To all concerned Students
November 04, 2019
 To avoid registration problems in the 2nd Semester 2019-2020, Students with provisional admission are advised to come to the Office of the Graduate Studies on or before 8 November 2019;
Entrance Examination Results
(Second Semester, Academic Year 2019 - 2020 )
October 16, 2019
Graduates of:
Midyear 2018
First Semester AY 2018-2019
Second Semester AY 2018-2019
June 18, 2019

 Please be informed that the Commencement Guide is now available at the OUR website

 The SURP Recognition Program is on Sunday, 30 June 2019 at 1:00PM at the Cariño Multipurpose Hall, 3/F UP SURP, Diliman, Quezon City.

 For confirmation of your attendance, please call the Graduate Studies Office at 9206854 not later than 26 June 2019.

 In addition, the Campus Ministry invites graduating students and their families and friends to the Baccalaureate Mass on Saturday, 29 June 2019 at 12nn at the Parish of the Holy Sacrifice. Please come in your full graduation regalia (dress/barong with sablay).

 Thank you.
Entrance Examination Results
(First Semester, Academic Year 2019 - 2020 )
May 28, 2019
UP SURP rescinded the book "The History of Urban and Regional Planning in the Philippines".
May 24, 2019
  The UP School of Urban and Regional Planning hereby declares that the book "The History of Urban and Regional Planning in the Philippines", by Mr. Roque Arrieta Magno, is not a publication of the School. Accordingly, its ISBN referring to SURP has been rescinded.
Admission Schedule
January 28, 2019

The Use of Virtual and Augmented Reality Technology in UP SURP
October 23, 2018

Kindly follow this link to the final survey form:
Strengthening further

 The SURP to be an institution of learning and excellence in research in planning in Southeast Asia, anchored on environmentally sustainable development and low carbon society, and guided with the Philippines’ national aspirations
 To provide the means in meeting its vision, I do hope that within the term given to me, if I will be the one chosen to be the steward of The SURP, the following will be the tasks that I intend to do:

  Necessitate the review and improvements of the current academic programs of The SURP to be more attuned to development planning and in ensuring it to be at par with planning institutions not only in Southeast Asia but in Europe and the United States.

  Strengthen its graduate programs to ensure that its students will be properly equipped as professionals in planning, planning educators, responsive evaluators of development projects, estate planners, transport planners with consideration of not only in support of development and business but also in addressing the impacts of development projects.

  Strengthen the knowledge and skills of planners in the government, more importantly at the local level, in not only coming up with plans but also in furnishing their decision-makers proper information necessary for coming up with responsive policies that will result to strategies relevant in meeting their mandate for development and addressing impacts of development.

  Provide responsive practical capacity-building tuned to both the requirements of the public and private sectors and civil society organizations that are critical in the check and balance of planning.

  Review and eventually lay down a research framework that can guide The SURP in coming up with research and studies that not only will support its graduate programs but provide the planning tools in support of national development and inclusive growth. The research framework needs to include the new thoughts, tools for research and in meeting the complexities of development planning in ensuring inclusive growth and addressing climate change impacts/disaster risk reduction, and other urban problems such as traffic congestion, urban sprawl, air quality, and so on. The advent of ICT and recent applications for analysis, big data, among others are relevant directions for research.

  Ensure smooth transition from the immediate school administration, not only reviewing the programs and initiatives done but also to provide continuity in pursuing ICURP and how the new building of The SURP can be fully utilized by the future generations of The SURP.