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This is with reference to asking for views/opinions on how to approach this situation based on your similar experiences in past during masters applications. Upon multiple follow ups over email, I've been able to get a chance for an interview from Professor X, the interview went really well, and I was given an assignment to complete to demonstrate my skills, I was able to submit the assignment in time and got below response form the professor after a week or so.
Thank you for your patience. I would be happy to offer you an Masters position here at University X. At this time I will invite you to submit a formal application to the program. Please be sure to mention my name in your application, and let me know once you have a X University student number.
I look forward to receiving your formal application!
Now my queries are in the lines of whether I should ask the professor about funding opportunities as the response does not explicitly states the position being a funded position or this would be considered a rude gesture?
Any other suggestions would be appreciated as well.