The fearless 20-year-old survived an assassination attempt by the Pakistani Taliban and will now attend one of the UK’s most prestigious universities.
She’s gone from surviving an attempted assassination by the Taliban to becoming the youngest-ever Nobel Prize laureate.
And today, as students around the UK waited with bated breath to receive their A-level results, Malala Yousafzai confirmed she is set for Oxford University in September.
She tweeted: ‘So excited to go to Oxford!! Well done to all A-level students – the hardest year.’
So excited to go to Oxford!! Well done to all A-level students – the hardest year. Best wishes for life ahead! pic.twitter.com/miIwK6fNSf
— Malala (@Malala) August 17, 2017
As an advocate for girls’ education and women’s equality, she will be pursuing her studies at one of the country’s most prestigious universities.
Malala had received a conditional offer but was told she needed 3 As to get in, and it appears she’s managed to get the top grades.
The activist/author will be studying Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) and will reportedly be attending Lady Margaret Hall college, following in the footsteps of her personal hero, the former Prime Minister of Pakistan Benazir Bhutto.
Malala said at the time, ‘It was the hardest interview of my life. I just get scared when I think of the interview.’
PPE is pretty much the degree of Politicians, with two more Pakistani Prime Ministers, and countless others (both Milibands, David Cameron, Angela Eagle, Tony Benn, Jeremy Hunt etc) having completed the course aged 18. So it looks like she’ll have a promising future in politics.
Congratulations began pouring in on Twitter.
Oxford is fortunate to get you! Congrats and best wishes to you on your new journey. Can’t wait to see what amazing things you will do!
— Roma Mistry (@Roma_Mistry) August 17, 2017
More hyped that Malala got into Oxford than my future career👏🏼👏🏼
— MaddiiRose (@itsmaddiirose) August 17, 2017
A few years ago, Malala was shot for fighting for women’s right to education. Today she got accepted into Oxford University. So much respect
— Luke Waltham (@lukewaltham) August 17, 2017
Well done Malala!
This article originally appeared on elle.com