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

GSPP Open House Day, 22 November 2017
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GSPP Executive Education Programs for 2018
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Applying Behavioral Insights to Public Policy
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GSPP and Nazarbayev University’s School of Humanities and Social Sciences, together with the Institute of Diplomacy at the Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Kazakhstan Council on International Relations jointly organized a forum to discuss approaches towards Afghanistan from major external players and also to assess Afghanistan’s impact on the greater Central Asian region. Speakers reflected on internal domestic issues in Afghanistan and foreign policies towards it, as well as the country’s involvement with regional organizations and projects.

GSPP professors and Ph.D students took part in the conference "Public Councils: Problems and Perspectives of Development" that took place in Karaganda on 25 September 2017. The conference was organized by the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Civil Society of the RK, Committee on Civil Society Affairs and Private Foundation "Institute for Cultural Development" aimed at increasing effectiveness of the Public Councils in Kazakhstan.

Mr Yerzhan Ashikbayev, Deputy Foreign Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan gave a talk on Kazakhstan’s Foreign Policy during the inaugural dialogue session on 6 October 2017. Since December, 2013 Yerzhan Ashikbayev has served as Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Mr. Ashikbayev speaks English, Turkish and French, and holds the diplomatic rank of Envoy Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Second Class.