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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 and he said to them. she likes to work in this field.

how can I ask the professor about the possibility of applying and funding? I'm not a native speaker I have an anxiety about being rude. I have admitted some europian universities but I like to go this particular university and I need to decide and know about the future because I admitted 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 the European universities, which is so undesirable.... could you please give me a piece of advice and/or a template of a letter? how can I ask about funding and possibility of applying politely?

Thank you in advance!

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    Starting point: Dear Prof. X, Thank you for the recent Skype conversation, and the friendly email. Is it okay for me to go ahead and send my application? Also, can you clarify for me, please, what prospects will there be for funding? Thank you. Sincerely, your name. – aparente001 May 28 '17 at 21:39
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    1) If you have offers from other universities you might want to mention this so they know that you have a time limit. 2) Be aware that funding for masters students is generally less available than funding for PhD students. – David May 29 '17 at 1:21
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    Did they actually say that they want you as a student? Because admitting that from them offering to meet and asking their PhD students for thoughts (one of them might potentially be involved in supervising you) is a little early. Did you already have the meeting on Skype? It is not clear to me in what part of the process you currently are. – skymningen May 29 '17 at 11:16
  • my professor told me, go ahead with your application.and he will get funding from sponsors. But I feel anxiety about taking me from the commit. I have been accepted from some universities for the fall semester but this particular university will take me in the winter semester. what can I do about it? – nikki Jun 5 '17 at 12:03
  • It seems like you succeeded - maybe you can post an answer to your own question, then? – OBu Jan 4 at 22:47

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