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 Miracle - A Catalyst for Peace".
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Dr. Phua Kai Hong, exchange professor at the Graduate School of Public Policy gave a public talk on April 25.

Dr. Saltanat Janenova and Prof. Colin Knox won the Best Paper Award at the Annual Conference of the Asian Association of Public Administration held in Astana on 13-14 April 2017. The topic of their paper is "Civil Service Reform in Kazakhstan: trajectory to the thirty most developed countries?"

GSPP gathered Ethics Commissioners from the central ministries and regions of Kazakhstan for the “Promoting Ethics and Integrity in the Civil Service: International Practice and Kazakhstani Experience” Executive Education program lead by Dr. Saltanat Janenova and Dr. Riccardo Pelizzo.