Welcome to USP programme info 27.11.

Interested in studying at the Master's Programme in Urban Studies and Planning? Come and get to know us!


The USP teachers and students will give information about the two-year study programme and share their experiences in an open info session on November 27th at 3-4pm in Urbarium, Porthania (Yliopistonkatu 3, street level).

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/256149638355246/

What is USP?

The Master's Programme in Urban Studies and Planning (USP) is a joint study programme of the University of Helsinki and Aalto University. The programme prepares students to excel as professionals capable of understanding and addressing complex urban development challenges. Students gain a broad understanding of urban phenomena as well as practical experiences in collaborative and concrete situations. The programme offers several degree options from two universities:

University of Helsinki
Master of Science (env. sciences & geography)
Master of Social Sciences
Master of Arts (humanities)

Aalto University
Master of Science (Architecture)
Master of Science (Landscape Architecture)
Master of Science (Technology)


How to apply?

The next application round begins on December 3, 2018 and ends on January 11, 2019, for studies starting in Autumn 2019.

The programme combines several degree options from Aalto University and the University of Helsinki. The target degree is to be selected in the application process, and the application should be directed to the suitable university according to the target degree. The applicability of previous studies is assessed according to the selected target degree. The chosen target degree cannot be changed.

More information about the target degrees:

University of Helsinki target degrees
Aalto University target degree (Architecture)
Aalto University target degree (Landscape Architecture)

Aalto University target degree (Real Estate Economics)