Sick leave

If you fall ill, you must stay at home and report sick leave to the university. When sick leave extends beyond 7 and 14 days respectively, special rules and routines apply.

Registering sick leave

When you fall ill, you must notify your place of work straight away and register your sick leave in PASS.

If you fall seriously ill or are admitted to hospital and do not have the opportunity to call in sick, you can do this later.

If your payroll administrator has registered your sick leave, you have to submit an "Declaration in connection with illness" to your payroll administrator.

Sick leave for longer than 7 days

If your sick leave extends to 7 days or more, you must send a copy of doctor's certificate to your payroll administrator. 

Sick leave for longer than 14 days

If your sick leave extends beyond 14 days, your payroll administrator will notify the Social Insurance Agency (Försäkringskassan).

As of your fifteenth day of illness, your entitlement to sickness benefit will be examined by the Social Insurance Agency, provided that you have submitted a report to the Social Insurance Agency.

The Social Insurance Agency will also require a doctor's certificate with information about your illness or injury in order to approve your application.

Find out more about what to do at the Social Insurance Agency website: Sickness benefit for employees


If you fall ill and need rehabilitation, it is important for these measures to commence as quickly as possible.

If you have been on sick leave for more than four weeks or on more than five occasions over the last 12 months, your manager is obliged to examine what rehabilitation initiatives you require.

In the first instance, your head of department or equivalent must get in touch with you and discuss possible measures. Your participation is important and entirely crucial for good rehabilitation.

Read more on Aurora about rehabilitation work at the university: Rehabilitation

Link to pass

PASS - the system for self-reporting absence, holiday, overtime, expenses, etc. Your payslip can also be found in PASS.

Birgitta Berglund