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OTRC: Emma Watson to transfer out of Brown University

Emma Watson appears in a promotional photo posted on her Twitter page in 2011. (twitter.com/emwatson)

Emma Watson is leaving Brown University to transfer into another university in the fall, according to the Associated Press.

The 21-year-old's spokesperson, Vanessa Davies, said that the actress has decided to pursue a different course not offered at Brown. In addition, Davies added that reports the actress had been bullied out by classmates were not true.

Davies told the wire service that Watson, "absolutely loved her time at Brown" but did not specify what university the actress was transferring to.

In March, the actress announced on her official website that she was taking time off from the Rhode Island-based university to focus on her career and promoting "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2," which comes out on July 15, 2011.

Watson, who played Hermione Granger in the "Harry Potter" movies said in a blog to her fans that it was too hard to juggle school and her job commitments.

"As you know, I love Brown and I love studying pretty much more than anything," she wrote on her website. "But recently I've had so much to juggle that being a student AND fulfilling my other commitments has become a little impossible."

"I've decided to take a bit of time off to completely finish my work on Harry Potter (the last one comes out this summer) and to focus on my other professional and acting projects," Watson wrote. "I will still be working towards my degree... it's just going to take me a semester or two longer than I thought."

Watson was recently named the new face of Lancome and is currently working on a starring role in "Perks of Being a Wallflower," slated for release in 2012.

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