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Holidays and absence

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UrbNet is obliged to register all absence (holidays, illness etc.). Holidays are registered in accordance with School of Culture and Society's holiday guidelines


If you are unable to come to work due to illness, please notify Mie Egelund Lind on the morning of your first day off and again when you are back. It is also a good idea to make an auto-reply on your email and note in your Outlook calendar that you are off sick.


As of September 2020, the Danish holiday year goes from 1 September to 31 August. Holidays will be accrued each month.

Please note, that new holiday rules will enter into force 1 September 2020 and the information on this page has been updated accordingly. From September 2019, a 'transitional year' started. For more information about this, please see here.

For more information on holidays in general, please see here.    

Ordinary holidays

You earn 2.08 ordinary holidays for each month of employment; thus, you can accrue up to 25 ordinary holidays in a year. The ordinary holidays can be taken in a period of 16 months that runs from 1 September to 31 December the following year.

Special holidays

You earn 0.42 special holidays for each month of employment; thus, you accrue 5 special holidays in a year. Accrual takes place during the calendar year from 1 January to 31 December. Special days of holiday can be taken from 1 May to 30 April.

Regardless of how many paid holidays you have accrued, you have the right to take up to 25 holidays per year, of which the ones not "earned" will just be unpaid. 

Holiday balance

You can keep track of your own holiday balance at mit.au.dk (AU self service). 

  • Select Ferieoversigt / Vacation overview under Ferie og fravær / Vacation and absence
  • You will get a balance for both ordinary holidays and special holidays
  • Under Vis ferie / Show vacation, you can select the relevant holiday year

If you have lost track of your holiday balance, please contact Mie.   

All holidays need to be registered by Mie in accordance with the CAS Holiday Announcement. Please ensure that your holiday periods are also shown in your AU Outlook calendar and make an auto-reply on your email.

Child care days

Employees with young children are entitled to 2 paid child care days per year up to and including the calendar year in which the child turns 7 years of age (16 days in total).

Child care days need to be registered by Mie.  

Read more about child care days