PhD in Public Policy
Earliest start date
The Ph.D. Public Policy program aimed at:
- providing a doctoral program of international standing which will attract high-caliber candidates who will make a contribution to applied public policy;
- contributing to the economic and social welfare of Kazakhstan through the supply of outstanding doctoral graduates in public policy with functional expertise in these areas;
- building sustainability into the higher education sector in Kazakhstan through the provision of future faculty trained to international standards of teaching and research;
- strengthening the research base of decision-making in the public sector in Kazakhstan through the supply of highly trained researchers;
- adding to existing scholarship on public policy in Central Asia through peer-reviewed publications emanating from the work of Ph.D. students/graduates.
The Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy of the National University of Singapore
Scholarships and Funding
Merit-based scholarships are available.
Years 1 and 2
- 10 core courses and 2 electives
- Thesis design and proposal
- Ph.D. qualifying examination
Years 3 and 4
- Thesis preparation and writing
- Ph.D. Viva Voce examination
- Research and teaching assistant opportunities
- Opportunity to spend up to 3 months abroad"
Work while studying
Ph.D. students are not allowed to work full-time or part-time outside NU. Though Ph.D. students may consult the Program Coordinator or Program Manager on opportunities for teaching and research within the School/University.
Work after graduation
- Public sector - in government, civil service, international organizations, social research, and non-profit organizations as policy analysts, policy innovators; staff members for political leaders.
- Private sector - in education administration, HR and public affairs, government relations consultancy.