Contracts With The University

Below you will find the list of paid parental leave granted by the University of Fribourg.


  • Maternity leave

    From 1 January 2022, following the revision of the Personnel Law (LPers), all employees will be entitled to 16 weeks, regardless of the nature and duration of their contract.

    • In the event of the uninterrupted hospitalization of the newborn child for at least two weeks immediately after birth, the duration of maternity leave is extended by the duration of the hospitalization, but for a maximum of 56 days (8 weeks) and provided that the employee planned to return to work at the end of her maternity leave. The employee's salary will be maintained in full during this extension.

      In such a case, a confirmation from the hospital attesting to the child's hospitalization is required. This confirmation must be entered via myunifr under the heading "Annonce d’une naissance".

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    Good to know:

    • The employee can take up to 2 weeks of her paid maternity leave before the expected delivery date.
    • In all cases, and regardless of the contract, the employee is not authorised to return to work in the 8 weeks following delivery.
    • The employee has the option to extend her maternity leave, provided that her line manager authorises this. This extension can be taken from holiday leave or by applying for unpaid leave.
    • If you lose the child after the 23rd week of pregnancy, you are entitled to paid maternity leave of 8 weeks with 100% of salary retained.


  • Paternity leave
    • For any type of contract: 15 working days of leave are granted pro rata the employment rate of the employee and the duration of the employment contract; the days can be taken in one go or split, at the latest in the first six months following the birth of the child.
    • The employee has the option to extend his paternity leave from holiday leave or unpaid leave. The approval of his line manager is necessary for this.


  • Other paid leave

    Some information:

    • In the case of the (non-chronic) illness of a child, with medical certificate, 5 days per calendar year are granted, per child under 16.
    • In the case of the illness or serious accident of a member of the household (except children), 3 days a year are granted.
    • In the case of adoption, following the revision of the Personnel Law (LPers), a 12-week period will be granted to public sector employees in the case of adoption leave. If both parents work for the State of Fribourg, only one of them will benefit from the 12-week leave. The other parent will have 15 days' leave. It is up to the parents to decide on the division of leave.

    The full list of paid leave granted by the State of Fribourg upon request by an employee is available in Art. 67(1) of the Personnel Regulation (RPers).

    RPers (Fr/De)


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