October 24, 2012

Emma Watson to return to Brown University to finish degree

Emma Watson, the star of the Harry Potter films, is set to return to Brown University in January next year to complete her degree, her spokesperson has confirmed.

The 22-year-old actress, famous for her role as Hermione Granger in the JK Rowling series, is re-enrolling after a two-year absence from her undergraduate studies.

Watson, who originally enrolled in September 2009 for a four-year degree, put her studies on hold at the Ivy League university in 2011 while she finished working on the final instalment of the Harry Potter films.

At the time she told her fans: "I've decided to take a bit of time off to completely finish my work on 'Harry Potter' ... and to focus on my other professional and acting projects. I will still be working towards my degree ... it's just going to take me a semester or two longer than I thought."

She dismissed rumours that she was dropping out because of bullying.

Watson transferred from Rhode Island to Oxford University in 2011 to continue the third-year of her course but took another break after landing a role in The Perks of Being a Wallflower.

The actress has previously admitted finding studying at Brown Univerisity hard and said she her success makes it a struggle going out in public places.

"My first two years at Brown weren't easy, not because I was bullied or because anyone gave me a particularly hard time, but just because, you know, without the collegiate system ... and at Brown everyone does completely different things and very much chooses their own path, which is great, but it's also much more difficult, too. You're not with a group of people all the time at one time," she said.

Watson is believed to be reading English.

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