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    Stichting KEI

    Visiting address
    Pelsterstraat 23
    9711 KH Groningen

    Mailing address
    Postbus 1290
    9701 BF Groningen

    050 – 363 8090
    06 44 22 66 80



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    Frequently asked questions for KEI-lopers

    When is the KEI-office open during the KEI-week?

    During the KEI-week the KEI-office (Pelsterstraat 23, near the Vismarkt) is open at the following times:


    Monday: 09:00-19:00

    Tuesday: 09:00-18:00

    Wednesday: 10:00-17:00 (contactable till 18:00 on whatsapp)

    Thursday: 10:00-17:00 (contactable till 18:00 on whatsapp)

    Friday: 10:00-16:00 (contactable till 18:00 on whatsapp)

    What does the KEI-week have to offer?

    During the KEI-week you get to know all the different aspects of Groningen. The KEI-week provides general information about renting a room student grants. You can also get in touch with sports organizations, student societies and other sorts of associations. Besides all this, there will be a lot of festivities and activities which you can participate in.

    Can the KEI-week be seen as an initiation?

    No, not at all! You should see the KEI-week primarily as something that is just fun to do. It is a week full of information. Signing up for the KEI-week does not mean you are obligated to participate in the online events. You are free to join the events you like.

    Is it possible for me to change KEI-groups during the KEI-week?

    Yes it is. If you want to change your KEI-group for any reason you can contact the OFFICE-crew. To do so, you can call them (050 363 80 90), email them ( or contact them via Whatsapp (+31 6 4422 6680).

    If you have found another group which you think is more fun or suits you better? Thats also possible, you’ll will have to contact the OFFICE-crew about your replacement. This is important because we need to know which group you’re a part of in case of an emergency.

    What does ‘KEI’ stand for?

    KEI stands for “Kommissie Eerstejaars Introduktie” , which can be translated as “The commission for the introduction of first-year students”. The KEI-week is the general introduction week for all incoming higher education students, both at the University of Groningen and the Hanze University of Applied Sciences. The KEI-week is the oldest, largest and cheapest introduction week in the Netherlands.

    When does the KEI-week takes place?

    The KEI-week 2021 takes place from 16th until the 20th of August!