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

When does the KEI-week start?

The KEI-week 2019 takes place from 12th until the 16th of August!

What does the KEI-week cost?

The fee for registration is only €25,-: the cheapest introduction week in The Netherlands! You can also sign-up during the KEI-week, this costs €28,-. When registered, you have access to all events. The KEI organisation will provide coupons that will enable you to buy drinks and meals in bars and restaurants for reduced prices.

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 or KEI-hostel/Sleep-in?

It’s not possible to claim a refund for any previously paid for ‘articles’ such as a ticket for the KEI-week or a place to sleep during the KEI-week (KEI-hostel, Sleep in). 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 9th of August. However, we don’t have an unlimited amount of places to sleep, so we can’t guarantee a place to sleep if you wait too long.

What is the deadline for registration?

Online registration is possible until Friday the 9th of August. During the KEI-week you can also sign up on Monday during the Day Registration. If you are not able to sign up before Monday evening, you can sign up at the KEI-office located at Pelsterstraat 23, during the rest of the week.

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

Yes, it is possible to sign up with a friend for the KEI-week. Mention this in the registration form and you will be placed in the same KEI-group.