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 2021 will be open from the 10th to the 16th of may. After the registration, if necessary, 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.  

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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 Groningen, 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

Can you join the same KEI-group as a friend?

Yes, it is possible to join a KEI-group with one friend. Mention this in the registration form and you will be placed in the same KEI-group. We can only match you if you give the right e-mail adres. You can only join a KEI-group with one friend. It is not possible to join with three or more people.

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.