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11th May '16 5:49:25 AM jormis29
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** The Known World setting (aka {{Mystara}}) has a few of those, notably the Great School of Magic set in the wizard-ruled nation of Glantri.
** ''{{Eberron}}'' of course has plenty of those. Notable is the Library of Korranberg, as well as the Flying Towers of Aundair, who have a very Hogwarts-like feel, including monsters and constructs roaming the halls, as well as dungeons filled with magical hazards and MalevolentArchitecture. Korranberg is downplayed in that it is a general-purpose university in a setting where magic is ubiquitous and important to society--magic may come up in most courses, but that's because (for instance) the architect has to take into account the possibility of incorporating magic into the construction, not because most of the students are mages of some kind.
** ''ForgottenRealms''

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** The Known World setting (aka {{Mystara}}) ''TabletopGame/{{Mystara}}'') has a few of those, notably the Great School of Magic set in the wizard-ruled nation of Glantri.
** ''{{Eberron}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{Eberron}}'' of course has plenty of those. Notable is the Library of Korranberg, as well as the Flying Towers of Aundair, who have a very Hogwarts-like feel, including monsters and constructs roaming the halls, as well as dungeons filled with magical hazards and MalevolentArchitecture. Korranberg is downplayed in that it is a general-purpose university in a setting where magic is ubiquitous and important to society--magic may come up in most courses, but that's because (for instance) the architect has to take into account the possibility of incorporating magic into the construction, not because most of the students are mages of some kind.
** ''ForgottenRealms''''TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms''



** The {{Dragonlance}} setting had the Towers of High Sorcery. One of their functions was the training and testing of new magic users.
* There are a few in ''MagicTheGathering'', including the Conclave of Mages and the School of the Unseen from the Ice Age cycle, but the most important (and the one with the most [[GameBreaker game-breaking card]]) is the Tolarian Academy.

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** The {{Dragonlance}} ''TabletopGame/{{Dragonlance}}'' setting had the Towers of High Sorcery. One of their functions was the training and testing of new magic users.
* There are a few in ''MagicTheGathering'', ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'', including the Conclave of Mages and the School of the Unseen from the Ice Age cycle, but the most important (and the one with the most [[GameBreaker game-breaking card]]) is the Tolarian Academy.



* The Heptagram in ''{{Exalted}}'', [[FantasyKitchenSink of course]]. Think of it as Hogwarts meets ''Literature/GossipGirl'' with more than a few elements of the aforementioned Scholomance. There used to be a second school on the same island, but... something happened... and now the old site is sowed with salt and covered with mystical sigils.
** ''{{Exalted}}'' actually has a lot of these. Lookshy has an academy for those wanting to study {{Magitek}}, the Sidereals have Department 137 of the Forbidding Manse of Ivy, and the Underworld has the Raiton Academy for the tutelage of necromancy.
* ''WitchGirlsAdventures'', of course. 4chan's /tg/ [[http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/5772445/ took]] [[http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/5774945 a run]] [[http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/5778327 at it,]] and realized that it comes off as if the school is [[FamilyUnfriendlyAesop teaching young witches to take horrible vengeance on anyone who irritates them in the slightest]]. And then [[DracoInLeatherPants they started telling stories about the horrors of being in the organization that hunts them]].

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* The Heptagram in ''{{Exalted}}'', ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'', [[FantasyKitchenSink of course]]. Think of it as Hogwarts meets ''Literature/GossipGirl'' with more than a few elements of the aforementioned Scholomance. There used to be a second school on the same island, but... something happened... and now the old site is sowed with salt and covered with mystical sigils.
** ''{{Exalted}}'' ''Exalted'' actually has a lot of these. Lookshy has an academy for those wanting to study {{Magitek}}, the Sidereals have Department 137 of the Forbidding Manse of Ivy, and the Underworld has the Raiton Academy for the tutelage of necromancy.
* ''WitchGirlsAdventures'', ''TabletopGame/WitchGirlsAdventures'', of course. 4chan's /tg/ [[http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/5772445/ took]] [[http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/5774945 a run]] [[http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/5778327 at it,]] and realized that it comes off as if the school is [[FamilyUnfriendlyAesop teaching young witches to take horrible vengeance on anyone who irritates them in the slightest]]. And then [[DracoInLeatherPants they started telling stories about the horrors of being in the organization that hunts them]].



* The Eight Colleges of Magic in the [[WarhammerFantasy Warhammer Fantasy Universe]] train the magically gifted to be of use to the Empire. Of course, many potential students are killed by superstitious peasants before they get there, and using magic when you aren't a member of one of the colleges is punishable by being burnt alive at the stake. Not to mention, because of all this, if you do have magical aptitude you have the choice of either join, dying or being a fugitive.

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* The Eight Colleges of Magic in the [[WarhammerFantasy Warhammer Fantasy Universe]] ''TabletopGame/WarhammerFantasy'' Universe train the magically gifted to be of use to the Empire. Of course, many potential students are killed by superstitious peasants before they get there, and using magic when you aren't a member of one of the colleges is punishable by being burnt alive at the stake. Not to mention, because of all this, if you do have magical aptitude you have the choice of either join, dying or being a fugitive.
8th May '16 2:56:09 PM ProfessorGrimm
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* In the original version of T.H. White's ''The Sword in the Stone'', which later became the first part of ''Literature/TheOnceAndFutureKing'' it's mentioned that Madame Mim has a double first at Dom-Daniels, a college for witches and warlocks somewhere under the sea and both black and white magic users studied (expect Merlyn he was privately tutored by his master Blaise).

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* In the original 1939 version of T.H. White's ''The Sword in the Stone'', which later became the first part of ''Literature/TheOnceAndFutureKing'' it's mentioned that Madame Mim has a double first at Dom-Daniels, a college for witches and warlocks somewhere under the sea and both black and white magic users studied there. (expect Merlyn he was privately tutored by his master Blaise).
8th May '16 2:48:27 PM ProfessorGrimm
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* In the original version of T.H. White's ''The Sword in the Stone'', which later became the first part of ''Literature/TheOnceAndFutureKing'' it's mentioned that Madame Mim has a double first at Dom-Daniels, a college for witches and warlocks somewhere under the sea and both black and white magic users studied (expect Merlyn he was privately tutored by his master Blaise).
5th May '16 1:40:37 PM MsChibi
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* Featured in ''Manga/AkazukinChaCha'', complete with a broomstick ''school bus''.
20th Mar '16 2:31:56 PM WillKeaton
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* ''WitchGirlsAdventures'', of course. 4chan's /tg/ [[http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/5772445/ took]] [[http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/5774945 a run]] [[http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/5778327 at it]], and realized that it comes off as if the school is [[FamilyUnfriendlyAesop teaching young witches to take horrible vengeance on anyone who irritates them in the slightest]]. And then [[DracoInLeatherPants they started telling stories about the horrors of being in the organization that hunts them]].

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* ''WitchGirlsAdventures'', of course. 4chan's /tg/ [[http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/5772445/ took]] [[http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/5774945 a run]] [[http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/5778327 at it]], it,]] and realized that it comes off as if the school is [[FamilyUnfriendlyAesop teaching young witches to take horrible vengeance on anyone who irritates them in the slightest]]. And then [[DracoInLeatherPants they started telling stories about the horrors of being in the organization that hunts them]].



* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' briefly mentions Princess Celestia's School for Gifted Unicorns, whose name is a ShoutOut to [[Franchise/XMen Professor Xavier's School]]. There's also a reference to "magic kindergarten", which is likely ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: a school of magic for young unicorns.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' briefly mentions Princess Celestia's School for Gifted Unicorns, whose name is a ShoutOut to [[Franchise/XMen Professor Xavier's School]]. There's also a reference to "magic kindergarten", kindergarten," which is likely ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: a school of magic for young unicorns.
12th Mar '16 4:49:47 PM LinTaylor
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* A Wizarding School plays into the backstory of ''Series/ShurikenSentaiNinninger''[='s=] Yakumo; in a clear ShoutOut to ''Literature/HarryPotter'', the few images we get of the school and its uniforms are clearly inspired by Hogwarts. In one episode a pre-teen classmate with a PrecociousCrush on Yakumo visits and causes trouble, and at the end of the episode she goes home with one of the teachers -- who turns out to be Tsubasa Ozu, ''Series/MahouSentaiMagiranger''[='s=] Yellow Ranger. [[spoiler: In the WhereAreTheyNow scene in the finale, we see that Yakumo has himself become a teacher at the school.]]
21st Feb '16 2:22:03 AM Menshevik
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* ''The Folklore of Franchise/{{Discworld}}'' sees forerunners of this trope in Roman accounts of the schooling of Celtic druids in remote groves and caves for twenty years on end, but that it really flowered with the advent of universities proper during the middle ages. As soon as there were universities rumours started about there being an evil counterpart, a "black school", where black magic was taught. Frequently actual institutions of learning -- in foreign countries, and often associated with a different faith were suspected of being "black schools". Some examples of such "black schools" from legend can also be found under "Literature".

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* ''The Folklore of Franchise/{{Discworld}}'' sees forerunners a forerunner of this trope in a first-century A.D. Roman accounts account of the schooling of Celtic druids in remote groves and caves for twenty years on end, but notes that it only really flowered with the advent of universities proper during the middle ages. As soon as there were universities rumours started about there being an evil counterpart, a "black school", where black magic was taught. Frequently actual institutions of learning -- in foreign countries, and often associated with a different faith were suspected of being "black schools". Some examples of such "black schools" from legend can also be found under "Literature".
21st Feb '16 2:19:21 AM Menshevik
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* ''The Folklore of Franchise/{{Discworld}}'' sees forerunners of this trope in Roman accounts of the schooling of Celtic druids in remote groves and caves for twenty years on end, but that it really flowered with the advent of universities proper during the middle ages. As soon as there were universities rumours started about there being an evil counterpart, a "black school", where black magic was taught. Frequently actual institutions of learning -- in foreign countries, and often associated with a different faith were suspected of being "black schools". Some examples of such "black schools" from legend can also be found under "Literature".
* French scholar Gerbert of Aurillac (Pope Sylvester II, died 1003) was suspected of being a wizard, and according to these rumours he had studied magic at the university of Cordoba in Moorish Spain.
* The Icelander Saemundur the Learned (died 1133) was said to have studied magic at a French university.
* Georg (Jörg) {{Faust}} (died 1541) was said to have studied the black arts at the university of Krakow in Poland according to Lutheran Germans. Catholic Englishman Creator/ChristopherMarlowe changed that and made him a doctor in Wittenberg, the first and most famous Lutheran university.
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* ''Literature/{{Krabat}}'', published 1971, combines apprenticeship as a miller with secret schooling in BlackMagic.

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* ''Literature/{{Krabat}}'', published 1971, combines apprenticeship as a miller with secret schooling in BlackMagic. This is based on a Sorbic folk legend which had already been adapted into literature before.
17th Feb '16 2:24:29 PM ClearMadness
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* ”Literature/TheIronTeeth” web serial’s forests are haunted by many different types of dangerous monsters. They are incredibly dangerous and a lot of people perish within them.

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* ”Literature/TheIronTeeth” ''Literature/TheIronTeeth'' web serial’s forests are haunted by many different serial has mage guilds that operate magic schools. There they train mages and attempt to learn more about magic and producing new types of dangerous monsters. They are incredibly dangerous and a lot of people perish within them.mana crystals.
16th Feb '16 11:43:08 AM ianaiaponenko
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* ”Literature/TheIronTeeth” web serial’s forests are haunted by many different types of dangerous monsters. They are incredibly dangerous and a lot of people perish within them.
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