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The mission of the Public Policy degree programme at Nazarbayev University is to prepare a new generation of progressive policy professionals to provide efficient, effective, sustainable and reliable public service at national and international levels.

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Program Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the Public Policy degree programme at Nazarbayev University , graduates will have the ability to:

  • Lead and manage in public governance;
  • Participate in and contribute to the policy process;
  • Analyze, synthesize, think critically, solve problems and make decisions;
  • Articulate and apply a public service perspective; and
  • Communicate and interact productively with a diverse and changing workforce and citizenry.

Professional competency: In addition, the program will ensure that students learn to apply their education, such as through experiential exercises and interactions with practitioners across the broad range of public affairs, administration, and policy professions and sectors.

MPP students can choose to specialize in one of 3 tracks (economic policy, international political economy or public governance) to enhance their career prospects.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Microeconomics and Public Policy
  • Statistics for Public Policy
  • Public Policy and Analysis
  • Policy Research Design and Methods
  • Macroeconomics and Public Policy
  • Data Analytics in Public Policy
  • Public Management and Leadership

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent;
  • Minimum 2 years of working experience. Fresh graduates and early career professionals are welcome to apply.
  • English proficiency: IELTS – minimum overall score 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in sub categories, or its TOEFL equivalent (compare your TOEFL score here).

Living costs for Nur-Sultan

151250 - 222349 KZT /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


GSPP provides grants, covering tuition fees and a monthly stipend for students of 143,750 KZT in our Master’s programs.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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