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A transfer student was a magical or non-magical student who changed school at a point in their education.

Known transfer students[]

List of transfer students
Students Date(s) Note(s)
Natsai Onai 1880s or 1890s Natsai transferred from Uagadou to Hogwarts when her mother took up a role as professor of Divination.[1]
Unidentified 19th-century Hogwarts student (possibly) 1890–1891 school year The student was given a late acceptance into Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry as a result of their unique ability to master ancient magic.[1] It is possible that they transferred from a Muggle school.
Baglan Wellnelly By the 1988–1989 school year They had transferred from Durmstrang Institute to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry for an unknown reason.
Gruffyd Wellnelly
Beauxbatons student who transferred from Slytherin 2010s She informed Headmistress McGonagall that she would be transferring from Hogwarts to Beauxbatons Academy of Magic.[2]

Possible transfers[]

Behind the scenes[]

  • It is unknown if transfer students have the same requirements as first-year students. For example, Hogwarts only serves students who live in Great Britain and Ireland, and Durmstrang does not accept Muggle-borns.
    • Given the fact that Natsai Onai, a Zimbabwean, is able to transfer to Hogwarts, it is therefore possible that transfer students do not need the same requirements as first-year students


Notes and references[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Hogwarts Legacy
  2. Harry Potter: Wizards Unite "Brilliant Event: Back to Hogwarts"
  3. Hogwarts Legacy (see this video)