Salary increase in stages

Your responsibility

It is the responsibility of the doctoral student together with the supervisor to ensure that applications for a salary increase are submitted when the necessary credits have been earned. The form "Application for new salary level for holders of a doctoral studentship" (you find it at LU's HR-web, the website is in Swedish but there is a form in English) is submitted to the human resources administrator to be signed by the head of the department. The doctoral student’s salary is increased in stages according to a salary ladder on completion of 60 credits, 120 credits and 180 credits respectively. The faculty has decided that these credits are not to be defined arbitrarily by the supervisor, but are to be calculated as 30 credits = one semester of full-time activity within postgraduate studies. Teaching time is thus not included in the basis for the salary increase.

When do I get the new salary?

Please note that the salary increase takes place the month following the achievement of the necessary credits, for example, if the credits are completed on 3 March, the new salary level will apply as of 1 April. In addition, the salary increase can only be paid out retroactively for 6 months. Should the doctoral student forget to request a salary increase on completion of a stage, leading to the need to pay the increase retroactively for more than 6 months, the doctoral student, together with the Principal Supervisor, must provide a written explanation for the delay. This written statement is then to be submitted to the Human Resources Administrator for approval by the Head of Department and then sent to the Salary Manager for a decision on an exception to the rule.

HR administrators

Sara Bengtsson
HR Administrator
Department of Biology

Telephone: +46 46-222 93 50
E-post: Sara [dot] Bengtsson [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se

Adam Niekrasz
HR Administrator
Department of Biology

Telephone: +46 46-222 02 85
E-mail: Adam [dot] Niekrasz [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se

Izabella Sec
HR Administrator
Department of Biology

Telephone: +46 46-222 79 21
E-mail: Izabella [dot] Sec [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se