Working Hours and Vacation

Working Hours

The University of Zurich offers options for full-time and part-time working with flexible working hours. For a full-time position, the working hours are generally 42 hours per week, i.e. 8 hours 24 minutes per day. Special conditions apply to certain professional areas.

If a member of staff works more than the given number of hours, they can compensate the positive balance of hours in the form of additional days off up to a maximum of 15 complete working days per calendar year.

Vacation

Employees are entitled to the following amount of paid vacation per calendar year:

Up to and including the calendar year of an employee’s 20th birthday, and as an apprentice/trainee

5 weeks

From the beginning of the calendar year of an employee’s 21st birthday

4 weeks

From the beginning of the calendar year of an employee’s 50th birthday

5 weeks

From the beginning of the calendar year of an employee’s 60th birthday

6 weeks