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Chi-Li Pao Foundation Master of Public Health Fellowship

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CARE and the Chi-Li Pao Foundation have partnered with The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) to offer 1-2 outstanding Stanford medical students the opportunity to earn a Master’s degree in Public Health (MPH) from The Jockey Club School of Public Health and Primary Care (JCSPHPC).

It is increasingly clear that the biggest contemporary health problems facing the world are complex and require global, cross-disciplinary solutions. To address this, there needs to be a paradigm shift in medical education towards a more international and collaborative approach. 

2022 CLP MPH Fellows
Vivian (left) and Ada (right)

This fellowship serves to promote international institutional collaboration and foster the innovation that results from bringing the perspectives of multiple professions and academic disciplines in different cultural settings to bear on global public health problems. This overseas degree program offers an opportunity for our future medical and public health leaders to gain the highest training and competence not only in cutting-edge science, but also the dedication and global perspective to be able to apply that science to benefit mankind.


  • One round-trip ticket from San Francisco to Hong Kong
  • Full tuition and a living stipend for one year in Hong Kong
  • Enrollment in a comprehensive co-curricular leadership development program set within CUHK
  • A robust network of faculty, students in public health, research, and medicine
  • Many opportunities for engagement with mentors and highly accomplished leaders in the public health space


The program’s value proposition extends, however, beyond financial support and academic development. The Chi-Li Pao Fellow will come together regularly with other students—both as a cohort and within the broader pool of the Stanford Center for Asian Health Research and Education (CARE) faculty, and within the Stanford Alumni Community and Bing Overseas Program in Hong Kong—for dinners, speakers, retreats, social events, and other practice- based learning opportunities. This multidisciplinary program is designed to enrich the Fellows’ professional training, develop leadership skills, and build new connections that will serve them beyond their years at Stanford and CUHK and will help form the basis for further collaboration between two great academic institutions.


We believe that this program can be transformative for the right Stanford medical student. See eligibility criteria below:

  • Current candidates for an M.D. degree at Stanford University. 
  • Established leadership abilities, intellectual distinction, academic achievement, and a commitment to public service.

To Apply:

Please check back for information about our next application cycle. 

More Information and FAQ

What does the admissions timeline look like?

  1. Admissions for 2024/25 Intake opens for The Chinese University of Hong Kong Full-time MPH programme and CARE-CLP MPH Fellowship - October 1, 2023
  2. Submission deadline for application to Stanford CARE-CLP MPH Fellowship and CUHK Graduate School website - January 15th, 2024
  3. Application review and arrangement of admissions interview with Stanford-CUHK admissions committee via Zoom - February, 2024 
  4. Offer Recommendation - Late March, 2024
    • Candidates are required to submit academic documents.
    • The candidates will be selected by the admissions committee from Stanford and JCSPHPC and will be endorsed by the MPH Programme Director of CUHK.
  5. Offer Acceptance, student travel visa, and financial arrangements - Late April, 2024
    • The selected candidates are required to accept the offer within 2 weeks.
    • The MPH office will contact the Chi-Pao MPH Fellows and assist with the visa application and arrangements for tuition arrangements.
  6. Pre-term begins - Mid-August, 2024

How much is the stipend?

CARE and the Chi-Li Pao Foundation will offer a set amount based off a market analysis of the current estimated living costs for that year in Hong Kong. This is in addition to covering tuition fees and on-campus housing at CUHK.

Insurance and Medical Services


The University Health Service at CUHK provides on-campus medical, dental, and health promotion services to full-time students. The medical team includes full-time doctors to provide comprehensive family medicine care to the University members. The health clinic is equipped with a minor operating theatre, a dispensary, a medical laboratory, and a physiotherapy unit to provide primary medical and dental care services. Medical services are generally free of charge, while the Dental Unit charges a nominal fee.

University Health Service


Inpatient medical services in Hong Kong are provided by both public and private sectors with a charge. Most of the public hospitals provide 24-hour Accident & Emergency services. Non- local students holding a valid student visa are entitled to use the Accident & Emergency services at HK$ 180 and stay in the general ward of a Hong Kong public hospital and receive medical treatment at HK$ 100-120 per day plus an admission fee of HK$ 75. Public hospitals near CUHK include Prince of Wales Hospital in Shatin (next to School of Public Health Building) and the Nethersole Hospital in Taipo, New Territories.


Once students enroll as CUHK students, they are insured and covered by the Group Personal Accident Policy and the Group Travel Accident Policy of the University when they are engaged in university activities. However, students may consider arranging, at their own cost, additional health insurance for accident and sickness which covers costs incurred from emergency evacuation/rescuer’s expenses and repatriation during their stay in Hong Kong.

CUHK Website Resources