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Wellness subsidy

Uppsala university offers employees a ‘Wellness subsidy’ (friskvårds-bidrag), to promote well-being and physical activity. As a PhD student with an employment position (doktorandanställning) you are currently (2017) entitled to claim up to 2000 kr per year (or 1000 kr per term) for expenses concerning for example training memberships (i.e. a gym-card). To receive the full level of contribution you need to be employed for the whole period that the card is valid for, otherwise a proportional reduction will be made. For more information, visit:

https://mp.uu.se/web/info/anstallning/stod-arbetsmiljohalsa/halsa/friskvard (login required).

Remember that many training- and sport-centers offer student discounts open to PhD students! Studenthälsan, for instance, has two centers under the name Campus1477 (www.campus1477.se).