The 20-year-old Noble Peace Prize winner tweeted confirming her place in Oxford University to study Philosophy, Politics and Economics. She spoke of her success and described this year being on of the hardest in her tweet writing: “So excited to go to Oxford!! Well done to all A-level students – the hardest year. Best wishes for life ahead!”.

 

In a conference earlier this year, she admitted to having a conditional offer provided she achieved three As in her A-levels but never mentioned the university.

Her father, Ziauddin Yousafzai, also tweeted out: “My heart is full of gratitude. We are grateful to Allah & thank u 2 all those who support @Malala 4 the grand cause of education.”

At the age of 15, Yousafzai was almost killed by Taliban soldiers when they shot her in the head for her efforts to encourage girls’ education in her native Pakistan. In 2014, she became the youngest person to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize and has since become a symbol for the fight for human rights and education.

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