What we offer

Master in Public Policy

This program is aimed at students who want a rigorous training in public affairs which will prepare them for jobs in regional and international public, state-affiliated and NGOs organizations.

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Master in Public Administration

This program is aimed at in-service public and third sector professionals with a career trajectory aimed at the most senior levels in government, state affiliated and NGOs organizations.

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Executive Education

We offer bespoke courses to meet the needs of regional organizations in the public and NGO sectors. Often this in response to short-term training needs which draws on the research expertise of our Faculty.

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Starting from 2017 GSPP launches its first doctorate level degree – PhD in Public Policy (a 4-year program). Thank you for your interest in the PhD program.

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Why choose GSPP?


Our Faculty combines international scholars and Central Asian experts who engage in scholarship and research informed teaching to graduate students who will raise the quality of public administration and policy in the region and internationally

Focus on Central Asia

The immediate hinterland for the Graduate School of Public Policy is Kazakhstan but we are increasingly attracting international students with an interest in Central Asian public sector studies. Kazakhstan is also seen as an innovator for its neighboring countries

Partnership with the Lee Kuan Yew School (NUS)

The Graduate School of Public Policy has an established partnership with Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy in Singapore which offers exchange opportunities for faculty, staff and students as part of their programs and professional development

Upcoming events

Open House Day at Nazarbayev University
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Policy Development Essentials
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Applying Behavioral Insights to Public Policy
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Nazarbayev University’s Graduate School of Public Policy held an orientation session for Master's and Ph.D. program students. 64 students will start their classes on 4 September 2017.

Nazarbayev University’s Graduate School of Public Policy (NU GSPP) holds its 1st International Conference on Good Governance and Economic Diversification in Resource Rich Economies on 17 - 19 August 2017. Conference organisers, Professors Weng Tat Hui and Colin Knox, said that it is attracting both international and Central Asian scholars and provides an opportunity to showcase the research being conducted in Nazarbayev University.

GSPP took part in the 3d International Conference on Public Policy in Singapore with more than 1300 participants from over 80 countries making the conference the largest international event on Public Policy in the world.