Reaching students for Christ, changing students for life

Tertiary Students Christian Fellowship is grounded in a commitment to the Bible’s authenticity and transformative power. Through intentional discipleship, staff encourage students to grow as leaders and apply their faith to all areas of their life — from relationships to work.

About TSCF

At the heart of TSCF are student-led, campus-based groups. University years are filled with both possibilities and pitfalls. We want students to make wise decisions when they get their first taste of freedom, but we exist for far more than that. This brief season holds opportunities to learn, serve and prepare for life in ways that will never be repeated. Students can reach their fellow students for Christ like no one else, familiar as they are with the issues, trends and language of their peers. And, like all of us, students do this best working together. Their witnessing communities are winsome and powerful platforms for ambassadors of the gospel. Student leaders work in close partnership with TSCF staff and ministry interns. They are there to help every student relate the gospel to culture, apply the Bible to life, and extend everything they learn to the workplace. Learn more

Looking back, looking forward

Nigel Pollock, TSCF’s National Director, talks about our foundations as a Kiwi movement committed to sharing the gospel. We will be celebrating the people and places that have been significant to us this year. If you’d like to come join in the celebrations, and perhaps reunite with people you studied with in years past, keep an eye on our events for a gathering near you.

Belong to an authentic community of like-minded Christian students

Celebrating 80 years in New Zealand

The seeds for TSCF were sown in the 1920s, when students and church leaders saw a need for faithful gospel witness on New Zealand’s campuses. They merged to form Inter Varsity Fellowship, which is now TSCF, in 1936. Thanks to their initiative and God’s grace, we can look back on generations of Kiwi Christians in homes, pulpits and workplaces who heard the gospel and learned how to disciple others during their university years. We continue to lean on God’s grace and the faithfulness of Aotearoa’s church community as we prepare the next generation of Christian leaders for service.

“I doubt I would be in the role I am today were it not for the faithful encouragement and enabling of the TSCF staff, who helped train me in terms of leadership.”

Andrew Becroft

Principal Youth Court Judge, Auckland EU

Judge Andrew Becroft

Auckland EU

“It was here that I began to really take hold of my faith. I was confronted with some pretty big questions – was Jesus the real thing, and if so, what was my response?”

Josh Irving

Victoria University

Josh Irving

Victoria University

“Being involved in this community strengthened my understanding of God’s big story in the Bible and its relevance to me, and gave me solid skills in Bible study that I’ve found valuable beyond uni.”

Student Name


Meredith Dale

University of Auckland

Stay up to date with The Loop

Written by TSCF’s student coordinators, this newsletter will keep you up-to-date with all the latest news and opportunities from campus groups around the country.