What is the KEI-week

The KEI-week is the general introduction week for all new students in Groningen. It is the perfect way to get to know the city and learn about all the possibilities for students in Groningen. With a total over 5.000 KEI-participants, the KEI-week is the biggest introduction week of the Netherlands and one of the biggest events from Groningen.  In one week you will get familiar with everything that Groningen has to offer its students. A week you don’t want to miss.

The KEI-week 2018 will take place from Monday the 13th until Friday to the 17th of August. During this week you will be placed in a international KEI-group with about 12 to 15 other new students. Half of the students in your group is Dutch and the other half comes from abroad. With your KEI-group you can explore Groningen and go to all the events from the KEI-week. The events are specially designed to introduce you to the city and all the student-facilities. It includes for example Information Fairs, sport activities, great parties, the Open Air Festival, and Comedy. The program of the KEI-week is very diverse to make sure there is something to do for everyone. During the KEI-week you are free to join the events that you want, nothing is compulsory. The KEI-groups will be guided by 2 or 3 senior students. These KEI-leaders will show you around in Groningen and help you find your way. This way you will be able to find many best bars, restaurants and pubs and wou will be introduced to student and sport associations. 

Most participants of the KEI-week are Dutch, allthough almost 15% comes from abroad and every year more and more internationals join the KEI-week. Therefore we try to make the events as accessible for international students as possible. Some events are specificially suited for international students and most events have an International Corner with an activity for international students and our International-crew who can answer all of your questions. Also on several events organisations for international students are taking part to inform you about their existance and activities.  This way it is possible for you to enjoy Groningen in a way that is fun and convenient for you. On many events, organizations for international students take part to inform you about their existence and activities.

You can sign up for the KEI-week via this website. The subscriptions will open in april. It is also possible to sign up  on the first day of the KEI-week. It costs €25,- to sign up online and €28,- to sign up on Monday the 13th of August. For this €25,-/€28,- you get access to all events of the KEI-week, receive a coupon book that offers discounts for bars and restaurants and an information bag containing all kinds of information that you might need during the KEI-week and your life in Groningen. 

Some reasons why you should sign up for the KEI-week:
- You will get in contact with other international students and Dutch students in Groningen
- You get to know important organizations of the University in Groningen and the Hanzehogeschool.
- You will be able to come in contact with student organizations and student organizations for international students
- You will learn out about all the possibilities that Groningen has to offer, ranging from sports to culture and much more
- You will find your way in Groningen in just a few days
- The KEI-week is a fun start of your life in a different country






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