Harry’s girl leaves Hogwarts to study in U.S.

Harry Potter star Emma Watson may soon move to the U.S. to study at the prestigious Brown University, according to reports.

The 18-year-old British actress (she turns 19 on Wednesday) announced earlier this year she was putting her acting career on hold to concentrate on her degree.

According to British newspaper the News of the World, Watson applied to a number of colleges in the U.K. and America – but has now settled on the private university in Providence, Rhode Island.

A source tells the publication, “She looked at universities over here (England) but fell in love with Brown. She has a lot of friends there.”

Meanwhile, check out these sexy photos of Emma as she graces the inside of VS. Magazine’s SS 2009 issue. She is all grown up in these pics taken by world renowned photographer Ellen von Unwerth.