I am looking for a master’s position. I emailed a professor, and we arranged a meeting on Skype, where he said that he would assess my knowledge and he told me that he will tell me the result afterward (whether apply or not). Now I think he likes to have me as a student. I performed well, and he forwarded my email to his Ph.D. students told them that I would like to work in this field.
How can I ask the professor about the possibility of applying and funding? I'm not a native speaker, and I have anxiety about being rude.
I was admitted to some European universities, but I would like to go to this particular university, and I need to decide and to know about the future. I was admitted in fall 2017 (Europe), but this particular university starts in winter 2018, so I need to decide earlier. If I can't decide earlier, I will miss European universities, which is undesirable.
Could you please give me a piece of advice and/or a template for a letter? How can I ask about funding and the possibility of applying politely?
Thank you in advance!