I had planned to depart for Europe on the 22nd, but the lack of a visa delayed me. I pushed the flight back to a tentative Sept 15th. However, today I got back my passport with a form letter stating that my request for a Swedish Residence Permit had been denyed. I can appeal the decision within the next three weeks, and I may well do that. It is certainly a disapointment, however I am not as surprised as I might have been. For some reason, the past few weeks I have felt like something like this would happen, and that I would NOT be going to Lund to study. I can't say why I felt that way, just that I did. Of course now the big question is What's Next? For that, I have no answer as yet.