The Old Scottish University Scotland is proud of its four ancient universities Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and St Andrews, all founded in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. The last of these resembles Oxbridge in many ways, while the other three are more like civic universities (see below) where most of the students live at home or find their own rooms in town. At all of them the pattern of study is closer to the continual tradition than to the English one – there is less specialization than at Oxbridge. Created with strong links with the ancient universities of continental Europe they followed their longer and broader course of studies. Even today Scottish universities provide four-year undergraduate courses, compared with usual three-year courses in England and Wales.