I sent an e-mail to a professor along with my CV explaining my research background and expressing an interest in joining with his research group as he has asked to send CVs if anyone is interested in joining with his group. After a few hours, I got a reply from him saying that my research background is quite relavent to his. He has also encouraged me to apply to the college and do the English tests.
When I checked the college website, it seems that the interview date of the possible candidates has already passed and they have stopped taking further applications.
I still haven't done the English exams as well. What should I do? Shall I send an application anyway? Is there a chance for me to get the scholarship?