I have recently contacted a professor in a reputable university in the hopes of discussing our common research interests and to apply for PhD under his supervision, and he just replied that he is not going to take anybody for the next year. What should I do now? Is there a reason why I should still apply to this university assuming there are no other professors who share my research interests?
I adopted the suggestions in (How much detail to include in first email to potential PhD supervisor?) when I reached out to the potential adviser.
More info about the department: When I contacted the department's graduate office showing my interest part of their reply was:
If there is a particular professor you wish to work with, you may wish to contact him/her prior to applying and discuss your application further with them.