Benefits and conditions

Employees at the Swedish Council for Higher Education are covered by the following benefits and conditions.

Working hours

UHR has flexitime, which means you can vary when you start and finish the working day within a particular framework. This makes it easier to plan work and leisure.

Health and fitness

You are offered one working hour of fitness activities per week. UHR also pays a contribution for health and fitness activities. 


Employees at UHR are covered by:

  • The Swedish national government’s group life insurance
  • Work injury insurance and the agreement on compensation for personal injury (PSA)

Parental leave supplement

Employees who are home with children and receive parental benefit (above the basic level) receive a supplementary benefit in addition to the parental benefit from the Swedish Social Insurance Agency. 


UHR subsidises your costs for doctors, physiotherapy, hospital care and medicines on prescription. The sick pay you receive from the Swedish Social Insurance Agency is also supplemented by UHR during long periods of sick leave.


UHR has individual salary levels. This means that your pay is not only based on how your job is valued, but also on your skills and results.


Information about occupational pensions is available from the website of the National Government Employee Pensions Board (SPV). 

Annual leave

Government employees are entitled to paid leave from the first year of employment, although the number of days’ leave is dependent on when in the year you started working. The number of days’ leave per year is determined by age.

  • Up to 29 years of age: 28 days/year. 
  • 30­–39: 31 days/year. 
  • 40 years or older: 35 days/year.

Last updated: 9 September 2020