REJECTING AN OFFER


If the offer made does excite you and you have made up your mind not to go ahead with it, make sure that while declining/rejecting the offer be polite and be gracious while informing the officials about your decision. Academia is a very small world, you might have to interact with the same professors in the future, hence never sour the relationship.

TEMPLATE FOR A REJECTION MAIL:
As we have already discussed, it is always advisable to be courteous even while declining an offer. Here is a template on how a rejection mail can be drafted:

Dear/Respected Professor (Name),

Words are inadequate to describe my happiness at receiving your offer of admission at (name) University for the (name) program. I am highly obliged that you have considered me worthy enough to take up this course under your esteemed guidance. However, with remorse I inform you that I cannot accept this offer. I was a very tricky and a very difficult decision to make, but I have already decided to join (name) University under the (name) program.

However, I cannot thank you enough for your patience and guidance throughout this process, and hopefully we can extend this relationship further as I am sure I will seek your help time and again in the due course.

Regards,

xxxxxxx