Stichting KEI is trying to show the student-city of Groningen to new students in all its aspects. This includes various social themes to which Stichting KEI is paying attention before and during the KEI-week.


Every year a new charity is chosen. During the KEI-week Stichting KEI collects money for this charity and tries to create awareness among the participants of the KEI-week. Previous charities include: Dance4Life, Cliniclowns and the Foodbank (Voedselbank). The charity of 2019 will be: Kids United Fc Groningen!


Next to that, Stichting KEI tries to set up a non-sustainable event such as the KEI-week and the daily running of the organization as sustainable as possible. In 2018 we got a certificate of sustainability for our efforts, the ‘Green Key’ in gold.

Dare 2B Aware

During the KEI-week we are organizing a social campaign, it is called Dare 2B Aware and it has daily social topics to which attention is paid. You will see the logo below a lot during the KEI-week!


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Frequently asked questions for KEI-lopers

Is there a possibility for accomodation if you do not have a room yet?

This year the KEI foundation does not offer accommodation. If you want to stay in Groningen during the KEI-week, arranging an accommodation is your own responsibility. 

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 online activities this year.

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.

I am arriving in Groningen on Wednesday, can I still participate?

The online registrations will be open until the 14th of August, so it is also possible to register during the KEI-week and gain access to the online platform.

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.

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.