As part of their ‘World Grad School Tour’ an international university event hosted by QS Top Universities last month in Victoria, students from across London had the opportunity to speak to representatives from universities in Canada, Italy, and France among others.

After completing college courses or apprenticeships, most UK students either choose to attend university or head straight into employment. Ranked fourth best business university in Europe, St Gallen of Switzerland was represented (pictured) and to the surprise of many undergraduate prospects only requires tuition fees of around 3,500 Euros per year – less than half of the £9000 plus students are expected to pay in England. However, application processes to overseas universities can be draining; according to the Fullbright Commission, there are at least eight steps needed to gain a spot at a US college, including three separate essays and American SAT/CAT examinations while juggling with A-Levels domestically.

Students appreciate the renowned quality of higher education available in England and rightly so, with Oxbridge and Russell Group institutions ranking among the best in the world. However, perhaps it’s time for more college leavers to consider gaining experience of education abroad to broaden their skill range and understanding of foreign cultures.