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Working from home

If your work allows it, you can work partly from home and partly at the University. How this combination of working from home and at the University will turn out for you depends on your own working activities and situation and those of your team. This means that tailor-made solutions are needed.

Please note: alternative agreements may apply for your part of the organisation. Select your unit from the drop-down menu at the top of this page to retrieve information (if available) from your organisational unit.

Discuss with your supervisor

Working from home is not a legal right, and not all positions are suitable for working from home. If you want to work from home, you should discuss with your supervisor your preferences and the possibilities available. You will make clear agreements with him or her about the facilities, the division between working at home and in the office and how teamwork will be organised.


Staff who are able to work on a structural basis at least one day a week:

  • Have a position where their work allows them to work from home
  • Spend at least 40% of their working hours in the office

Home-working allowance

The Collective Labour Agreement (CAO) finalised on 1 August includes agreements on hybrid working after the coronavirus pandemic. One element of this CAO is an allowance for working from home, which came into effect on 1 September 2021. This consists of three components: 

  • €2 for every day spent working from home;
  • €25 a month as an internet allowance;
  • Travel allowance in accordance with the university regulations.

To find out if you are eligible for a home-working allowance and how to arrange to receive it, see Home-working allowance.

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