Maastricht University

Biomedical Sciences is a bachelor study that is provided by the Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Science at Maastricht University.

Maastricht University (UM), the most international university of the Netherlands, is known for its diverse teaching and international orientation. With about 16,000 students and 3500 employees maastricht university offers a diverse choice of academic programs, that are made for its best students to rise above all.

Athena Studies

With our help, you will pass your exam! 

In cooperation with SA Helix Athena Studies offers the exam training for Biomedical Sciences Maastricht.

Students pass rate: 87%

Café Défilé

Café Défilé is the pub of Study Association Helix. 

Boekhandel Dominicanen

Dominicanen is the famous bookstore of Maastricht, which even provides books recommended for the Biomedical science program.
being a member one gets even 15% discount on books of the study.

HUMAN BIOLOGY maastricht university

The Human Biology department is part of the School of Nutrition and Translational Research in Metabolism (NUTRIM) NUTRIM aims to contribute to health maintenance and personalised medicine by unraveling lifestyle and disease-induced derangements in metabolism and by developing targeted nutritional, exercise and drug interventions. This is facilitated by a state of the art research infrastructure and close interaction between scientists, clinicians, master and PhD students.

Research within Human Biology focuses on various aspects of human and metabolic health and how lifestyle factors can affect health, with an emphasis on Nutrition and Physical Activity. Using a translational scientific approach, our mission is to generate and transfer knowledge to improve health, well-being and sustainability of our society. The Department has a close fit to the themes and research of the Maastricht University Medical Center+ and the Campus Venlo (Innovative health foods). Within the Department, four research groups are embedded, related to

  • Obesity and Obesity-related health risks
  • Exercise Metabolism, Protein Metabolism, and Sarcopenia (

  • Molecular genetics of Obesity and
  • A joint embedding of the research group Microbiology of the Gastro-Intestinal tract with Campus Venlo.

De Kopieerder, Maastricht

De Kopieerder, Maastricht does the amazing printing work for the Study Association Helix.

Arbor- sustainable notebooks

Arbor – Sustainable Notebooks aims to reduce paper waste by reusing one-sided printed paper. We want to use paper to its fullest potential. With the help of people with a distance to the labour market, we produce these beautiful, social and sustainable conscious notebooks. The artsy covers of our notebooks are provided by the Jan van Eyck art academy and the back covers are provided by our partners The Student Hotel and Gulpener. From front to back it is all waste paper, which means no notebook is the same! Starting 2020

Maybe you have seen our green paper collection boxes across faculties of the UM. Since January 2020 we are proud partner of SA Helix and we will also reuse your one-sided printed course books for the production of our unique notebooks! Our notebooks are great for quick notes and also function as a really nice sustainable present.

15% discount for Helix members!

Visit our website,, to read more about our mission or to inquire more about Arbor – Sustainable Notebooks.

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