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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

Can I receive a refund if I have paid but choose not to attend the KEI-week?

It is not possible to claim a refund for any previously paid for ‘articles’ such as a ticket for the KEI-week. 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 14th of August.

What is the deadline for registration?

The (online) registrations will be open until Friday the 14th of August. To be sure of a placement in a KEI-group we advice you to register before the Friday before the KEI-week, 7th of August 18:00.

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: 10:00-18:00

Thursday: 10:00-18:00

Friday: 10:00-18:00

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.