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KEI-participant 2022

Registrations for KEI-participants are closed!

The KEI-week is the general introduction week for all new first-year students in Groningen. Luckily, this year’s KEI-week will take place in person again! There are a number of informative and social events, which you can all find in our program. During your KEI-week it is not mandatory to attend every event, so you can take part in as many or as few of the events as you like! The price for a KEI-week ticket is €39,50.

KEI-leader 2022

Registrations for KEI-leaders are closed!

As a KEI-leader you make sure the KEI-participants get the best start in Groningen that they could possibly have. As a KEI-leader you answer questions and make sure the KEI-group has a good time, and of course you can have the time of your life again as well! As a KEI-leader, it is compulsory to follow the KEI-leader training on the 13th of August. Learn all about being a KEI-leader at this page.


Registrations for the EVENT-crew are closed!

The EVENT-crew is a big team consisting out of people who have varying responsibilities. Approximately 170 EVENT-crewers make sure that everything runs smoothly according to plan. As such, the EVENT-crew is an indispensable addition to the KEI week. As a CREW-member you make sure the KEI-week is as fantastic as it can be!

The EVENT-crew is active from the Saturday before the KEI-week (13 August 2022). This Saturday will be about getting to know each other and team building activities. Prior to the KEI-week the EVENT-crew will be divided into groups, so that during the week you can collaborate with the same people as much as possible and thus get to know them. For this you can indicate that you want to be placed with group with friends who have also signed up. Together with this crew you will also enjoy all the events in the KEI-week. When your group is not scheduled to help, you can also go to performances, take part in the pub crawl and experience a fantastic week with the other students of the organization!

During the KEI-week you don’t have to be active the whole week, however we’d be really happy if you would like to help us on several days during the KEI-week.



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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!