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Study Associations 

Every programme has its own study association, which arranges activities and study-related content for its members. You can join a committee of your study association to come into contact with more people from you programme, outside of the people in your class. A few examples of committees are the Travel Committee, the Activities Committee or the Study Committee.



The ACLO is the overarching student sports organisation of the University of Groningen and the Hanze University of Applied Sciences and for the 50 sports clubs of the ACLO. For the students of both institutions, the ACLO offer sports in many different ways. 

There are over 50 different sports clubs connected to the ACLO. All of these sport clubs are exclusively for students and are partially financed by the ACLO. The ACLO provides insurance for materials, halls and supervision or training. For this reason everybody that wants to join a sports club that is connected to the ACLO has to buy an ACLO Card. 

If you are interested in joining a sports club, the best thing to do is to come into contact with the sports club yourself. All sport clubs have their own websites with their contact information on it. You can find all the sport clubs on 

The ACLO also has fitness and strength sports facilities. To have access to these facilities, you have to buy a Fitness Card, next to your ACLO Card.


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Frequently asked questions for KEI-lopers

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.

When does the KEI-week takes place?

The KEI-week 2021 takes place from 16th until the 20th of August!