Hi everybody,

I have to write an email to accept a PhD offer, could you please help me? Thanks for your advice.

"Dear Dr..

It is with great pleasure that I accept your offer for the PhD position in ...at ..University"

I would like to thank you very much for accepting me as your PhD student, and for giving me the opportunity to work with you.

I truly appreciate the courtesy you and your team has extended to me.

Thank you again for your confidence in me.

Yours sincerely,


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That's fine.

(Dear Dr Smith),
Dear Clive, thank you very much for your reply to my post.Emotion: smile

I would also like to say that my academic background could give a positive contribution to this project.: "I truly appreciate the courtesy you and your team extended to me during the inverview last week and I believe that I can make a positive contribution to your project " Is it correct?

Thanks again!
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Thank you very much Clive!
something like: "I am honored to contribute to this research project", sounds still formal?
To my ear it sounds excessively formal, even a bit fawning!
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Thanks, it was really helpful!

how about:
I am positive that my skill set and experience will prove to be of great value to the project and allow me to make many positive contributions to your program.
It sounds to me too much like you are praising yourself.
Emotion: smile thanks
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