Currently, I am a history student (MA) from Europe. I plan to pursue further education in Asia.
Initially, I applied to university X (a 2-year research program (MA) with full funding). I also applied for a 1-year language acquisition program (also with full funding). I was shortlisted by uni X and accepted for the language program. I, then, wanted to withdraw from the uni x's shortlist, but my potential supervisor encouraged me to stay on the list and wait for a final decision.
However, after some thinking I realised that I look out to take that language program for academic (learn an extra language), personal (get some time off) and financial reasons (save some money)
My question is the following: do I, as a (potential) admitted student, have certain bargaining power to delay my possible admission for a year for example?
I'm not a potential employee, post-doc or whatsoever. I'm just a potential research student and I'm definitely not the only candidate on the waiting list
Which points do I have to consider prior to send an e-mail to uni X when dealing with such an issue?