Emma Watson to transfer out of Brown University

Emma Watson is photographed at the ELLE Style Awards 2011 on Feb. 14, 2011, in London.
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Emma Watson is photographed at the ELLE Style Awards 2011 on Feb. 14, 2011, in London.
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(CBS) "Harry Potter" star Emma Watson will transfer out of Brown University to attend another college in the fall.

A spokeswoman for Watson, Vanessa Davies, said the actress has decided to pursue a different course not offered at the Rhode Island school, according to the New York Times.

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Davies denied that Watson, who plays Hermione Granger in the "Potter" series, decided to leave Brown after being "bullied" on campus, saying that reports in online publications that cited classmates and "insiders" are untrue.

Davies added that the 21-year-old "has absolutely loved her time at Brown" and made many friends there.

Recently, Watson announced that she would be taking time off from school to focus on her career.

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

"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," she added. "I will still be working towards my degree... it's just going to take me a semester or two longer than I thought :) ."

Davies did not say which university Watson will transfer to.