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Malala Yousafzai has been accepted to study at Oxford University


Malala Yousafzai, the youngest-ever Nobel Prize laureate, announced her admission to Oxford University. There, 20-year-old will study Politics, Philosophy and Economics at Oxford University.

Malala Yousafzai announced her admission to Oxford University on Twitter. “So excited to go to Oxford!! Well done to all A-level students – the hardest year. Best wishes for life ahead!”, she wrote.

The young woman become known worldwide as an activist for female education. In 2009, when she was only 11 years old, she wrote a blog under a pseudonym for the BBC Urdu detailing her life during the Taliban occupation. One year later, after journalist Adam B. Ellick made a New York Times documentary about her life, she rose in prominence, giving interviews for newspapers and television, and was nominated for the International Children’s Peace Prize by activist Desmond Tutu.


In October 2012, Yousafzai was injured shot in the head by the Taliban and was flown to Britain for treatment. On 2 February 2013, the young woman underwent a five-hour long operation  to reconstruct her skull and restore her hearing with a cochlear implant.

Malala Yousafzai is not only the youngest-ever Nobel Prize laureate, but also 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, in April, at the acceptance ceremony.

Hafsa Saleem