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Vacation and leave

The official academic year at Lund University is divided into two semesters (autumn and spring), each lasting 20 weeks.

Check out the public holidays and more

Length of annual leave

Normally, you have the right to four weeks of consecutive annual leave in the period June–August.

The number of days of annual leave you have is determined by your age:

  • You have 28 days up to and including the year you turn 29. 
  • You have 31 days from the year you turn 30. 
  • You have 35 days from the year you turn 40.

This is on the presumption that you are employed for the entire calendar year. If you have only been employed for part of the year, your days of annual leave are reduced in proportion to the number of days you have been employed. The same applies if you have been on unpaid leave. Ask your line manager or human resources officer if you are unsure how many days you are entitled to.

Separate rules for teaching staff

Annual leave for teaching staff is scheduled automatically for the summer, in a single block starting from the Monday after Midsummer. If you don’t want to take your annual leave at this time, you must reach a written agreement with your head of department well in advance.

The following categories of staff are not covered by this rule:

  • doctoral students
  • teaching assistants
  • assistants on a doctoral grant
  • clinical assistants

Instead, these staff should apply for annual leave as usual in Primula Web. 



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