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Malala Yousafzai has chosen to attend Oxford University


The educational activist and human rights advocate from Pakistan, Malala Yousafzai has been accepted to study at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom.

“So Excited to go to Oxford! Well done to all A-level student–the hardest year. Best wishes for life ahead!”, the 20-year-old tweeted, on Thursday, alongside her acceptance letter to the university.

Yousafzai will join thousands of other students, who have been accepted in the U.K. after finding out the results of their A-Level exams.


The activist was almost killed by Taliban soldiers, at age 15, when they shot her in the head for her continuous efforts to encourage girls’ education in her native Pakistan. In 2014, Yousafzai made history by becoming the youngest person to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Since then she has become an inspiring symbol in the fight for human rights and educational equality.

In April, Yousafzai also became the youngest person to be named a U.N. Messenger of Peace. “If you want to see your future bright, you have to start working now [and] not wait for anyone else,” she said at the acceptance ceremony.

Samantha Torres