Biden announces Quad Fellowship for STEM courses, 25 Indian students to benefit

Washington, DC: US President Joe Biden announced Quad fellowship for students from the member nations – India, US, Australia & Japan- to pursue STEM courses in the United States at the Quad Leaders’ Summit in Washington, DC.

“We are launching a new Quad fellowship for students from each of our Quad countries to pursue advanced degrees in leading STEM programmes here in the United States, representing an investment in leaders, innovators and pioneers of tomorrow,” Biden said.  

Under the fellowship, 100 students per year will be shortlisted to pursue either a master’s or doctoral degree at a leading STEM graduate university in the United States. This will include 25 students from each Quad country. 

“I think that’s a big deal for us, and that’s a signature initiative designed to indicate that we want and encourage Quad countries to send their best students to work with us and to build those lines of communication and coordination with young people,” news agency IANS quoted a US official. 

The US is one of the most sought-after study destinations for Indian students. Despite the pandemic, the US saw the highest ever study visa applications from India and a record 62000 students will be here in 2021. There are over 4,500 nationally and regionally accredited colleges and universities in the United States recognized worldwide. 

 

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