Studying for a PhD in Sweden is different from many other countries in Europe. There are no tuition fees in Sweden and the period for going through PhD studies is generally 4-5 years. For more information for studies in Sweden see:

The GMT board is the committee that appoints PhD students at the department. The formal demands for being appointed are:
Requirements for being accepted for doctorial studies at GMT are completed BSc degree from a University (at least three years full time studies; 240 credits) including two years full time study in biology, molecular biology, chemistry or other relevant subject and a diploma degree in molecular genetics. Also the financial support for at least two years of the PhD period must be offered by the supervisor to cover the student's salary paid either as a scholarship, education bursary (utbildningsbidrag) or as a PhD position.
Students that are interested in PhD studies might contact a supervisor (principal investigator) at the department working in the research field of interest to find out if there will be any positions available and announced in the near future.
PhD studies in Sweden comprise 4 years corresponding full time. Half time PhD at GMT involves obligatory licentiate degree. All PhD students are involved in undergraduate teaching at the department to a maximum of 10 % of their time thereby prolonging their PhD studies the corresponding time.

The faculty announces new Ph. D positions at 15th of April and 15th of October. GMT has extra announcing at 15th of December and 15th of August.