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    Hello guys.
    First of all, I hope you are all happy with your results and I congratulate you all.

    Right now, I'm an international student studying IGCSE and A-Levels overseas and I have some questions concerning the UCAS application and living in the UK:

    1-When should I start signing up for an account on UCAS?
    2-When should I start sending out applications to universities if I want to have a higher chance of admission?
    3- Which are the most affordable and friendliest cities in the Northern part of England for a student plus a middle-aged person (around 50-60 years old)?
    4-What is the quality of universities in Northern England and which ones do you recommend?
    5-How do you find out if a specific course (e.g: Biomedical sciences or pharmacology) is accredited in a university?

    Most importantly, I don't have the qualifications required for direct entry to a bachelor of science programme so I might have to enroll in an International Foundation programme and I would like to know how long does it take especially if my first language is English.

    For those who enrolled in an International Foundation programme, what was your experience in it?

    Please ASAP and thanks!

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