“Thank you for your interest in joining my research group. I am currently looking for new PhD students for next year. I am glad to consider you particularly because of your background. Do you have time to Skype next week (Tuesdays/Thursdays are better for me)?
However, you need to apply to the program formally as I cannot make the decision on admittance alone and it is up to the graduate program. I should also mention that for full consideration of funding (fellowships or otherwise) the application needs to be received by December 15th. The application can be submitted here:”