Doctoral studies are financed by doctoral studentships and a doctoral student is thus regarded as an employee of the Institute, as well as a student. Doctoral students are usually required to carry out some teaching at undergraduate level. Doctoral studentships are limited to a maximum of four years effective time. Positions are advertised in journals and on the LTH web site (the page lists all vacant positions, not only postgraduate studentships). You can also obtain information about positions directly from the department concerned.
Fees, financing and accommodation
There are no tuition fees at Swedish universities. To join a students' union, which is optional, costs SEK 300. Books and other course literature must also be bought. English and American books are normally more expensive in Sweden than in their country of origin. The University has a modern library for technology, medicine and the natural sciences, and departments also have their own libraries. There is thus ample opportunity to borrow books.
Living costs are about SEK 8000 per month, including rent, for a single student living in one room. The students' union has a limited number of rooms and flats, but there is normally a waiting list for these, so you should arrange accommodation in advance.