Emma Watson has confirmed she will be transferring from Brown University to another school this autumn.
The Harry Potter star’s announcement comes just days after it was claimed the reason she put her studies on hold at the university was because she was taunted by her peers in class.
Watson’s representative Vanessa Davies said the actress – who has a fortune estimated at £10million – had decided to pursue a course not offered at Brown, and had ‘absolutely loved’ her time at the institution.
Davies also denied reports that Watson had been picked on at the Ivy League institution by fellow students.
Miss Watson is said to have been the subject of frequent jibes whenever she answered questions in lectures.
A source told the New York Daily News: ‘They would respond with a quote from Harry Potter. The most popular choice was, “Three points for Gryffindor!”’
Gryffindor is one of the competing houses at Hogwarts, the franchise’s school of wizardry. Miss Watson’s peers at the university in Rhode Island also shouted phrases from the film at her as she watched an American football game, it is alleged.
Miss Watson, who was studying European women’s history and drama, has admitted being ‘scared’ that she wouldn’t fit in when she arrived at the university in September 2009.
She said of her peers: ‘I was afraid they’d think, “You’re famous. You’re given free handbags. Why should you deserve to be normal?”’
Watson’s peers also shouted phrases from the film at her as she watched an American football game, the newspaper reported.
Last month Watson, 21, announced she was putting her studies at the Providence, Rhode Island institution on hold.
‘I will still be working towards my degree… it’s just going to take me a semester or two longer than I thought,’ she wrote on her website.