Holiday rules are governed by the Annual Leave Act and Villkorsavtalet. Karolinska Institutet also has local agreements on Holiday.


Apply to take out vacation days at the PA web


  • Everyone has a right to four weeks of consecutive vacation during the summer months.
  • A minimum of 20 days of vacation must be taken out during the calendar year.
  • You can save a maximum of 30 vacation days.

Number of vacation days

The number of vacation days is determined by your age:

  • Until and including the year you turn 29 years 28 days
  • From the year you turn 30 years 31 days
  • From the year you turn 40 years 35 days

Vacation days by quota

If you work an average of less than five days a week, more than one vacation day is used for each vacation day you take out. The vacation quota is calculated by dividing the number of full-time work days in the limitation period with the number of days you work during the same period.

Vacation supplement

There is a vacation supplement of 0.44 % for every vacation day you take out. For SACO members the vacation supplement is 0.49 %. The vacation supplement is paid when vacation days are taken out.

Standard vacation

Teachers, researchers, research assistants and research students have a standard vacation, which means that it is assumed that all vacation days are taken out during the year. The vacation supplement is normally paid out twice a year: once in the summer and once in the winter. Employees with a standard vacation do not use the system to apply to take out vacation days.


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