In the academic year 2017-2018, decentralised selection was introduced and lottery was abolished. Since the abolition of the lottery system, institutions have the possibility to select students. The ISO is pleased that this means there is more focus on the individual student and that a student should not enter a programme purely on the basis of luck. However, the ISO has seen a proliferation of selection requirements in recent years, exposing students to unnecessary selective measures. According to the ISO, the best way to select is through the method of trial study, possibly in combination with a final test. This method entails prospective students attending a lecture of their intended study and then being given a task that is similar to what they will be doing as students.