Parental leave

How to apply for parental leave

Norsk versjon - Foreldrepermisjon

Parental leave at NTNU – step by step

  1. Inform your superior officer about your future parental leave
  2. Fill in the web form “parental leave” by following the link under
  3. Participate in the parental meeting with the Service Center and your manager
  4. Do not apply for parental benefit from NAV before the meeting
  5. Send a copy of every letter you receive from NAV to the Service Center as quickly as possible
  6. Contact the Service Center if you have questions or need guidance

Enjoy your parental leave!

Register your parental leave/sign up for a parental meeting

At the latest 8 weeks before your first day of parental leave, you need to sign up for a meeting with the Service Center about your leave. In the meeting, we will guide you through laws, regulations and the application to NAV and NTNU.

 Register your parental leave here!

(use your NTNU username and password to log on)

When you send the form to the Service Center, we will reply with a formal invitation to a meeting concerning your parental leave. You may check your email and calendar for information concerning the meeting.

If there are complicating factors to your leave, to your employment, or if you are planning to stay abroad for the birth and/or during your leave, please write down a few sentences to help us prepare for the meeting.

Please prepare for the parental meeting

  • Discuss with your partner how you wish to carry out your leave
  • Bring the birth and personal number for your partner
  • Bring your own computer

Do you qualify for the parental benefit?

There are normally three requirements you need to satisfy in order to qualify for the parental benefit. Read more at NAV.

Unpaid parental leave

Parents are entitled to unpaid leave of absence (in Norwegian) for up to 3 years. If this period of leave has been used up, the parents are entitled to up to one year of unpaid leave in connection with a new period of parental leave.

  • The time off granted must be used to care for the child.
  • You are not entitled to take the leave as part-time or for a shorter period than 6 months, unless your work allows it.
  • The right to unpaid leave of absence can be taken in connection with parental leave, and applies until the child turns 12.
  • As an employee, you have a duty to notify your employer (in Norwegian)about the leave of absence.
  • Unpaid leave is included in your period of service (in Norwegian). In addition, it is governed by the agreement on leave of absence.

Contact information

Questions concerning parental leave may be directed to the Service Center:

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