Responsible unit: Human Resources Office

Contact: Emma Schiött


Stockholm University wants to encourage employees to health-promoting activities in order to prevent work-related illnesses.


Stockholm University grants employees the right to wellness benefit of up to SEK 2,500, including VAT, per calendar year upon presentation of a receipt. The activities that are approved for wellness are regulated by the Swedish Tax Agency´s rules.

A prerequisite for receiving a wellness benefit is that the expense for the activity is paid during the period of employment and matches the corresponding time. Upon employment, a full wellness benefit is given in relation to the period of employment, regardless of the scope of the employment. Employees on parental leave and sick leave may use the benefit during their absence. In case of other types of full-time leave, you may not use the wellness benefit.

If you are entitled to a wellness benefit for part of the year, you must apply while you still are working at Stockholm University. Students admitted to the doctoral program with funding scholarship may use the wellness benefit.

The cost shall be charged to the employee's department or equivalent.