As an asian, i'm curious about how Europeans choose colleges.
Generally speaking, in Asia, HK and Singapore schools are popular, and some who have Japanese fetish probably go to Japan.
In America, the best students go to Ivies and other elite schools, the rest often stay at their own states and get into a state university.
However, in Europe, it seems there are not many comprehensive universities, instead, a lot of good universities focus on specific fields (i.e. TU Munich-Engineering, Bonn-Math/Physics, Bocconi-Economics) and offer something like professional education. So i'm just wondering how Europeans choose colleges, especially for those elite students who wish study abroad, or they just rush into the U.K universities like us?