Malala Accepted into Oxford University

The 20-year-old human rights advocate will be studying in the UK.

So excited to go to Oxford!! Well done to all A-level students - the hardest year. Best wishes for life ahead!

Beamed Malala Yousafzai last week after being accepted to study at Oxford University in the United Kingdom. The results of her A-levels were high enough to secure her place at the world famous university.

Malala Yousafzai is famous for her astounding work as an advocate for education and human-rights all over the world.

At the of age 15, Malala was shot in the head by the Taliban on her way back from school and survived.  She then channeled her energy into opening the Malala Fund; a non-for-profit charity that promotes girl’s education.

In 2014 she was the youngest person to receive the Nobel Peace Prize and earlier this year she was granted Canadian citizenship from Justin Trudeau. In the same month, she was 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

Malala was reportedly offered a conditional offer from Oxford if she received three A grades in her exams. Despite her busy scheduling advocating for education and human rights, the Pakistani 20-year-old aced her final exams, more than enough to secure her spot at Oxford.

“It has been challenging because I was getting my own education. I had to go to school. I had to do my homework. I had exams. I had teachers”

And then, I come out of school, and then there's another life, where you have lots of things to do.

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