The activist took to Twitter on Thursday to announce the news. Yousafzai will now study Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Oxford University.
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
Most Twitter users responded to her announcement with joy.
this is so cute she's gonna be the coolest most inspirational student ever https://t.co/SaEML8a4lm— Amy (@amyellemily) August 17, 2017
to think that she probably never dreamt of going to Oxford while growing up. KEEP IT UP SIS 👏👏👏👏👏👏 https://t.co/74fTjM3tiw— . (@humanofsorts) August 17, 2017
Malala Yousafzai is the youngest Nobel Peace Prize laureate in history. She won the prize in 2014 for her "struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education." She has been an active supporter of education for women in her native region in northwest Pakistan. In 2012, a Taliban militant shot her for campaigning for human rights, severely wounding her in the head. Having survived the attack, Yousafzai continues to fight for human rights.
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