A-levels: Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai accepted at Oxford University

A-levels: Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai accepted at Oxford University

Malala Yousafzai will be attending the University of Oxford

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Five years after being shot by the Taliban, Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai has been given a place at Oxford to study politics, philosophy and economics.

Yousafzai recieved her A-level results this morning (August 17) and tweeted about her happiness at being accepted at Oxford. She wrote: "So excited to go to Oxford!! Well done to all A-level students - the hardest year. Best wishes for life ahead!"

In 2012, Yousafzai was shot on a bus in Pakistan after she spoke out about the right women should have to education.

She was cared for at a hospital in Birmingham and then continued with her own education in England, according to The Independent.

She won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014 and is now recognised around the world as a prominent female education campaigner.

Previously the 20-year-old revealed she had taken part in a university interview, although didn't explain where it was. She said: “It was the hardest interview of my life. I just get scared when I think of the interview.”

The principal of Oxford College, Lady Margaret Hall, has also tweeted to welcome her to the university.