The Story of IFES

A global call to take the gospel to the university

IFES was founded in 1947 when leaders from ten evangelical student movements across the globe came together to form a global movement. Their ambitious dream was to see a clear witness to Jesus Christ established in every university in the world.

Today we are made up of students and staff in more than 170 countries. We’re pioneering student witness on new campuses, inspiring each other in campus evangelism, engaging with the big issues in our universities and seeing graduates going on to impact society for the glory of Christ.

Whether you are a student doing a Bible study on your campus, a graduate seeking to make gospel impact in your workplace or a supporter praying and giving faithfully to the work, you are a vital part of this global fellowship.

We are in this mission together.

  • The Together Film

    The story of how God has worked amongst students around the world to form and grow our international fellowship.

  • Global impact

    Be part of the story of IFES by praying and giving to support our ongoing ministry in the world’s universities.

Together: the gospel for the university