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

Professor Kishore Mahbubani will deliver lecture on the “ASEAN@50 AND LESSONS FOR CENTRAL ASIA”.
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It will be a two-day event with several panel sessions and other notable speakers. This event is designed to provide attendees of academic and professional political communities with quality educational and networking opportunities focused on Central Asian and post-Soviet state good governance and economic diversification.

The NU GSPP organized an executive education seminar on Health Policy & Management on 8-9 June 2017. The seminar was conducted by Prof Kai Hong Phua, NU Graduate School of Public Policy and Prof Byron Crape, NU School of Medicine, Public Health Programme.

Professor Mahbubani and Dean of GSPP Prof. Weng Tat Hui met with the Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Bakytzhan Sagintayev, Minister of Foreign Affairs Kairat Abdrakhmanov, Mr. Yerlan Sagadiyev, Minister of Education and Science, Agency for Civil Service and Anti-Corruption Deputy Chairman Alik Shpekbayev, and Mayor of Astana Asset Issekeshev. They discussed pertinent issues such as global governance, geopolitics and professional development of civil servants.