I e-mailed a prof in France (Paris) on 10 Jan that my research interest align with his work and I would be willing to work for a PhD under his supervision in Pure Mathematics.
I am a student living in Asian country. His reply was the following:
Sorry but to get a grant for a PhD is very competitive in Paris. You need to be supported by a mathematician who knows you and is convinced that you have a top level. I don’t know you and I have already 2 PhD students
How should I follow up to this email of his?
Should I ask my referees to send him LOR? Should I send him a copy of my master's thesis? I have already attached my CV along with this e-mail.
Edit 1: I also wrote at the end of the mail that if Prof. doesn't thinks that I might be a suitable for supervision then I shall be really grateful if he could write me back briefly about the skills I am lacking.