The KEI-leaders are the guides of the KEI-participants. They show the KEI-participants what to do and where to go, so they will have an awesome KEI-week! Of course as a KEI-leader you will have an awesome week as well! Here you can see the tasks of a KEI-leader.

You will form a KEI-group with two leaders and you will guide around 10-15 KEI-participants. All the KEI-leaders can be recognized by their KEI-leader t-shirt. Sometimes a KEI-leader will also be called a KEI-mum (KEI-mama) or KEI-dad (KEI-papa).


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The KEI-leader registration for the KEI-week 2020 is open until further notice. After the registration a random selection will take place. It does not matter at what time exactly you do register. 

You and your fellow KEI-leader both register via the website of the KEI-week. You have to follow the steps which are given during the registration process ( After registration, you will receive a confirmation. 

After your registration, you will have to confirm your registration. Instructions will be given to you later on. 

Registrations are currently open. 

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Tips & Tricks 

What exactly is a KEI-leader? What are your reponsibilities and tasks? How do your take care of your KEI-participants? We will epxlain it all on this page.

What are the tasks as a KEI-leader?

  • Show your KEI group how nice it is to be a student in Groningen
  • Show them as many organisations and associations as possible (they are in the KEI-app as well), go with them to associations if they want to visit them
  • Show them around in Groninge, introduce them to your favorite spots
  • Answer questions which your KEI-participants ask themselves
  • Create a good sphere within your KEI group
  • Attend differing activities of the programme of the KEI-week with your group


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Frequently asked questions for KEI-lopers

Do I have to be in Groningen during the KEI-week?

The KEI-week will mostly take place online this year. Therefore it is definitely possible to join the KEI-week from home. During the KEI-week you can meet some new friends online and you get to know Groningen. Besides the online activities there might be some physical activities in Groningen depending on the measures due to the coronavirus.

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 2020 takes place from 10th until the 14th of August!

What does the KEI-week cost?

Register before the 1st of July and take advantage of the early bird discount! Until the 1st of July the price of registration is only €7,95! After this date it is still possible to register for the KEI-week. With your registration you get access to the platform before the KEI-week already. Most parts of the KEI-week will take place at the platform.

Who can sign up for the KEI-week?

The KEI-week is organized for all first year students of the University of Groningen, Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Obstetric Academy Amsterdam Groningen, Stenden University of Applied Sciences and HBO-NL. Pre-Master and Master students are also more than welcome!

Can I receive a refund if I have paid but choose not to attend the KEI-week?

It is not possible to claim a refund for any previously paid for ‘articles’ such as a ticket for the KEI-week. We advise you to wait with your registration until you are accepted at the university/school. We don’t have a maximum of participants for the KEI-week, so you can always sign up online for the KEI-week until the 14th of August.