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?

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


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

Upcoming events

GSPP Public Debate Series
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Finance & Economic Development
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GSPP Executive Education Programs for 2018
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Contemporary Issues in Public Administration in post-Soviet Eurasia
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Prof Lim Siong Guan came to Astana on 28 May 2018 at the invitation of the Graduate School of Public Policy, Nazarbayev University.

NU Graduate School of Public Policy conducted a training program for Nur Otan Party on Transformational Leadership.

Astana Civil Service Hub, Association of National Partnership Platform “Public Accounting” and NU Graduate School of Public Policy co-organized the workshop "Estonian e-health information system: experience, challenges and prospects."