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Salary increase in stages

Your responsibility

It is the responsibility of the doctoral student together with the supervisor to ensure that applications for salary increase are submitted when the necessary credits have been earned. The application is submitted to the human resources administrator to be signed by the head of 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.

Application for new salary level (PDF, 56 kB, new tab)

New stages for salary increase

Since the 1st of August 2023 there is a new decision about salary increase for PhD-students (STYR 2023/1319) with some changes in the different salary stages. The change is for all new PhD-employments after the 1st August 2023 and implies that salary increases can be applied for after 120 credits and 180 credits.

The faculty of Science is creating a new routine and this text will be updated when it have benn implemented.

When do you 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.


Human Resources Administrator
Felix Olofsson
felix [dot] olofsson [at] cec [dot] lu [dot] se (felix[dot]olofsson[at]cec[dot]lu[dot]se)
+46 46 222 47 76

Acting administrative manager 
Anna Ekberg
anna [dot] ekberg [at] cec [dot] lu [dot] se (anna[dot]ekberg[at]cec[dot]lu[dot]se)
+46 70 399 70 78