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Emma Watson has been touring the campus of Harvard University.

The Harry Potter star - who plays Hermione Granger in the wizard franchise - sparked rumours she is set to enrol at the Massachusetts' establishment, after inspecting the dormitories and the admission office.

Emma also paid a visit to the English department, where eager fans reportedly had to be stopped from approaching her.

Harvard's Dean of Admissions refused to comment on whether the 18-year-old actress is applying to the university.

Emma previously revealed she is taking a break from movies, adding she is keen to further her education.

She said: "I've applied to a few universities for next year, including several American ones. If I do go there I will do a liberal arts degree, but if I stay in the UK I'll do English Literature."

The actress added she has decided to go travelling following the postponement of the release date of the next instalment in the film series, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.

Emma said: "I've just come back from Kenya, It was amazing - I've just always really wanted to go there. I went to Masai Mara, and I went to beaches and it was a great place. I've just got back from Hong Kong too.

"I may go over to New York to see Daniel Radcliffe in Equus over there. I am going to make the most of my time off."

The sixth instalment was originally planned for release in November this year, but was pushed back until July 2009 by film company Warner Bros.