You may be eligible for a performance bonus if your faculty or unit is of the opinion that your performance in your position is 'very good' or 'excellent'. You do, however, need to have reached the maximum of your salary scale. A very good or excellent performance means that across the board your performance extends far beyond the set requirements, and that you achieve demonstrably excellent results.

The performance bonus amounts to a maximum of 15% of your salary.

In principle, the performance bonus can be granted for a maximum of one year, but may be extended if the faculty or unit is of the opinion that you still fulfil your position in a 'excellent' or 'very good' manner. By contrast, the faculty or unit may also decide to terminate the performance bonus on the interim if your performance is no longer 'excellent' or 'very good'.

If you are granted a higher salary scale during the time that you receive a performance bonus, the performance bonus expires automatically effective from the date on which that higher salary scale becomes applicable.

Article 4 Bonus and Allowance Scheme University of Twente