The 19-year-old, who became a champion for human rights and girls’ education after she was shot in the head by a Taliban gunman in Pakistan on her way home from school in 2012, said in a speech at the Association of School and College Leaders conference in Birmingham, England that she had received the offer. She is currently studying for her A-Level exams, and the offer is dependent on her receiving three As. “That’s what my focus is right now, and I hope to continue my work and also continue my studies,” she added, the BBC reports.
Although Yousafzai did not reveal which university had offered her a place, she told Newsweek in January that she had interviewed at an Oxford University college called Lady Margaret Hall. “I just get scared when I think of the interview. I don’t want to think back,” she said at the time.
Yousafzai told the conference that she would continue working for the Malala Fund, an organization that works to ensure every girl in the world can complete 12 years of safe, quality education. “My goal is to make sure every child, a girl and a boy, they get the opportunity to go to school,” she said.
Earlier this year, Yousafzai said she was “heartbroken” by President Donald Trump’s action on refugees. “I am heartbroken that today President Trump is closing the door on children, mothers and fathers fleeing violence and war,” she said in a Facebook post. “I am heartbroken that America is turning its back on a proud history of welcoming refugees and immigrants — the people who helped build your country, ready to work hard in exchange for a fair chance at a new life.”