Dear Students!

Congratulations on your admission to the Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Public Policy! 

GSPP faculty and staff are so excited to welcome you to the GSPP Family!

Keeping the safety, health and well-being of our School community as our top priority, the Student Orientation will be presented in a virtual (online) format. 

Orientation activities were designed to provide you with relevant information about NU and GSPP, promote engagement with the University and School’s mission and values, explore programs’ requirements and modules, and offer opportunities for new students to connect with each other. 

The current web-page will help you to quickly find the essential information, including the Orientation Program, useful contacts, your program curriculum, GSPP and NU-wide policies and much more.  

As a new student, please also check your NU email account regularly for important updates.

We look forward to meeting you soon!


Before the start of Orientation week, you will be invited to the Welcome address of the leadership of the University on August 4th at 3pm. Check your email for invitations.

Welcome Address Program


Links to Live Zoom sessions will be sent by email prior to Orientation week


Please download the PhD Orientation Program

Please download the MPP Orientation Program

Please download the MPA Orientation Program


Student support

Curriculum and Grading system

Attendance and absence policies

Student misconduct

NU Policies and procedures

Useful resources