The laws on tuition fees are complex and ever-changing; however, as at 2010, only Scottish-domiciled and European Union students (excluding those in England and Wales) will have their tuition fees paid for them at Scottish universities by the Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS) upon application. Students from England and Wales will have to pay "home" fees but can apply for help from their local education authority (LEA).
University of Edinburgh
The capital of Scotland, Edinburgh has a highly prestigious university that consistently ranks well in university league tables that order universities in the United Kingdom according to various factors, such as quality of teaching and degrees awarded.
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University of Glasgow
A large research-led university of the Russell Group (an official body that represents 20 United Kingdom universities committed to the best research, teaching and learning), this university was founded in 1451 and is the fourth-oldest university in the English-speaking world.
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University of St. Andrews
Often a top five ranked United Kingdom university, St. Andrews was Scotland’s first university, founded in 1413, and has maintained a reputation as a good university ever since.
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University of Dundee
After a 70-year relationship with St. Andrews University, Dundee became an independent university in 1967. The university is made up of four colleges: the College of Art, Science and Engineering; the College of Arts and Social Sciences; the College of Life Sciences; and the College of Medicine, Dentistry and Nursing.
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University of Aberdeen
Founded in 1495, the research-led university has a history of professors and lecturers that have gone on to be awarded Nobel Peace Prizes, five in total and mainly in the sciences.
University of Aberdeen Aberdeen Scotland AB24 3FX 011-44-12-2427-2000 abdn.ac.uk
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