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Heads of academic institutions after taking on this duty for a continuous period of two years or more (Heads of academic institutions are defined as the holders of the offices in the Schedule to Special Ordinance C (i) 1 or equivalent, including Pro-Vice-Chancellors, Heads of School, and Chairs and Secretaries of Faculty Boards not organised into Departments).


Paid leave in addition to sabbatical leave to compensate for loss of research time.

Officers wishing to apply for this (discretionary) provision should make a case to their Faculty Board at the end of a period of service. After consideration, the Faculty Board should pass the documentation, including a written indication of their support, to the General Board via their HR Business Manager/HR Adviser for approval. Each request will be considered on its merits.


A maximum of three terms as follows:

  • One term for two or more but less than three complete years' service
  • Two terms for three or more but less than four complete years'
  • Three terms for four or more complete years

No pro-rata entitlement will be given for part-years. However, any periods of maternity or sick leave will be included in the calculation of complete years' service; any periods of sabbatical leave will be deducted from the service calculation.

Terms will be granted under Statute DII6(b) under the rules of payment of stipend for Statute DII5.


Any queries on entitlement and eligibility should be referred to the appropriate HR Business Manager/HR Adviser.