Employee benefits at Uppsala University
Our employees can enjoy a range of great benefits. We have compiled a few of our particular favourites here.
A place to live
Uppsala University Foundations Management of Estates and Funds has its own housing queue in which you as an employee of Uppsala University have priority. The Foundations Management offers attractive accommodation in central Uppsala and Ulleråker.
As a state employee, you have more days of annual leave than the statutory 25 days per year. The number you have depends on your age. From the age of 40 you will have 35 days of annual leave.
Salary exchange – exchanging salary for an occupational pension
You have the option of saving extra money for your occupational pension through an individual agreement – what is known as a salary exchange. This amounts to forgoing salary in exchange for your employer paying more money towards your occupational pension.
Doctor’s appointments and medicine
Appointments with a doctor or psychologist are subsidised up to SEK 95 per visit. We also reimburse you for the cost of all prescription medicines up to the maximum rate.
Free admission to museums and gardens
Admission is free for all employees to museums and gardens operated by Uppsala University:
- The Museum of Evolution
- Museum Gustavianum
- Museum of Medical History
- Linnaeus’s Hammarby
- The Linnaeus Garden with the Linnaeus Museum
- The Tropical Greenhouse
Wellness hour and wellness and fitness activities subsidy
You may spend one hour of your workweek on health and wellness activities. In addition, you are offered an exercise and keep-fit subsidy of SEK 2,000 per year.
In addition, employees are offered subsidised massages on the University’s premises.
Through the Erasmus Programme, employees can apply for funding to teach or pursue professional development abroad.