Every year, there are thousands of students that are starting their student time here in Groningen. To jump start your student life, even if it is only for a semester, you can sign up for the KEI-week! During the KEI-week, you can get to know our beautiful city and everything it has to offer you. The KEI-week hosts a total of 19 events, ranging from cultural events to parties lasting until the next morning. In 2021 this week will take place from Monday the 16th until Friday the 20th of August. After signing up, you will be placed in a group with fellow new students (KEI-lopers). During this week you will be guided by several experienced students, who will show the ins and outs of our city.

Due to COVID-19, in 2020 the programme for the KEI-week mostly took place online. This year we will try to bring back the old programma as much as possible. Check it out below:


Hele week

Monday - 16 Aug

Information Market

At the Information Market you can find more than a hundred different representatives from Groningen and its student life to help you get on your way. Student associations are there…

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Sit and See

Next to the Information Market, there is a hop-on-hop-off sightseeing bus. The purpose of the Sit-and-See is to get a quick tour of the city, which is hosted by witty…

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Welcome! This event, hosted in the beautiful aula of the University’s Academy Building, is designated for new international students who are coming to study in Groningen. You will be welcomed…

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Dinner with your KEI-leaders

Before going to The Grand Opening, it is time to meet your fellow group members who you will be with all week. You’ll meet each other at one of your…

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The Grand Opening

The last event on Monday is The Grand Opening on the Grote Markt. At this event, the KEI-week will officially be opened by the KEI executive board in a spectacular…

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Tuesday - 17 Aug

KEI to your Future

Want to be prepared to get the most out of your time as a student? Do you want to combine your studies with work and other interests? Head to KEI…

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Are you curious about all of the different student associations that Groningen has to offer? On Tuesday evening after KEI to Your Future you can enjoy the KEI-parade, where all…

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Night of the Songs

Tuesday night hosts one of the most entertaining events of the KEI week. Students and locals come together to sing their hearts out to their favorite tunes. Old classics, new…

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Wednesday - 18 Aug


After two amazing days of partying, it’s time to get your sport on. Sportplaza is the ideal event to find the sport association you are going to join in Groningen.…

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More to Explore

After being active all day you can continue to More to Explore. During this event you can do, hear and see a lot of interesting workshops such as DJ workshops,…

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Pub Crawl

In order to make sure you feel right at home in Groningen, it’s important that you know what the city has to offer at night. That’s why you should join…

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Thursday - 19 Aug

SandSational: Open Air Festival

The KEI-week celebrates its 53rd anniversary this year! For this reason students and locals alike are invited to the Open Air Festival. The festival is all about dancing, chilling and…

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Eat & Greet

After a whole day chilling at the Lustrumfestival, being hungry wouldn’t be a surprise. You have the opportunity to go to one of many of the student associations for dinner.…

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Outdoor Cinema

Thursday evening the Vismarkt will be transformed into an Outdoor Cinema. Do you want to chill with your KEI-group, enjoy the fresh air with some drinks and watch a movie…

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Friday - 20 Aug

Love, Lust & Lounge

This activity of the KEI-week revolves around sex, alcohol and drugs. During your student life you will definitely encounter these temptations, so of course you’ll have to learn how to…

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Final Party

The final Party is the smashing end of the KEI-week. Don't miss this party with all the different stages!  

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Are you not yet done with all the partying? Then join us for the Afterparty where you can party until the sun comes up!

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