Resigning from the University

As a member of staff you can tender your resignation. To do this you must hand in a signed letter of resignation to your manager offering your resignation and indicating the date upon which you wish to terminate your contract with the University. You have to observe the relevant notice period here. You should be aware that you have no entitlement to statutory (WW) or non-statutory (BWNU) benefits if you resign voluntarily.

Notice periods

The notice period is in principle one to three months depending on the form of contract and its duration. You will find further information in Chapter 8 of the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities.

Remaining leave hours

In consultation with your line manager, you are expected to take your remaining leave hours before the end of your contract. You can find more information about termination or expiry of your contract and leave in theĀ Holiday Procedure. At the termination or expiry of your contract you receive the holiday allowance you have built up and a proportional amount of the annual bonus.


When your contract ends, the University deregisters you from the ABP Pension Fund. You can find further information about the ABP on the website of the ABP.

Participation in collective insurance

If you participate in one of the collective insurance plans Leiden University has negotiated for its staff, your participation in this plan also ends, in principle, on the date upon which your contract ends. Further information about terminating or continuing collective insurance plans.

Last Modified: 02-11-2016