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I have written Professor X (Australia) for a Ph.D. position with my CV (in June) and he asked for 3 reference names in return. I sent it. As I did not write him seeing any advertisement so I waited. Meanwhile, I got busy with my own project and published two of my articles in highly reputed journals in these last three months. I did not get any response from Professor X yet. Should I write him back asking if he's still interested in me? Is it ok if I send him the links to my recent articles?

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    As I did not write him seeing any advertisement so I waited. - I don't understand. Are you saying he/his department don't have any positions for PhD students at this time?
    – Kimball
    Sep 10, 2021 at 12:00
  • yes, but he's a big shot, department head. We have known each other for the last 3/4 years. I mean at first, I wrote him for a masters thesis once, then I could not join him due to my visa issue. Sep 10, 2021 at 12:31

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I would actually turn it around a bit.

Dear Professor X

We corresponded most recently a few months ago. I am still very interested in working with you toward a PhD if it can be made to happen. I haven't been idle in the interim. Following are links to my two most recent published articles. Please let me know if there is anything that I can do now to make this a reality.

Thank you ...

Rather than ask if they are interested, just say that you are interested as well as active.

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How can I contact a professor after few months?

I would recommend writing a short, concise, email. There are other questions on this site where you might find advice for writing such an email.

Meanwhile, I got busy with my own project... I did not get any response from Professor X yet.

It is possible that your professor has also been busy and has other things on his mind.

Should I write him back asking if he's still interested in me?

If you are still interested in working with him, then yes.

Is it ok if I send him the links to my recent articles?

There should be no harm in including the links, but it might be good to phrase it in a way that requires no obligation on the part of the professor. Something as a progress update ("since we last corresponded, I have published this and this...") might be okay, but I would avoid asking him to read anything in particular.

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