Balestier Students' Hostel (BSH) was established in 1970 to meet the specific needs of foreign students studying in Singapore. Over the years,it has gained considerable experience taking care of the education and welfare of foreign students from countries in the region. It is registered with the Government of Singapore. The Hostel is very spacious, well-equipped and professionally managed to cater to the needs of foreign students from countries in this region.
BSH is within walking distance from a spacious field, banks, a wide variety of shopping malls, food outlets, clinics and hospitals. It is also just minutes away from bus stops and two Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) stations - Novena Station and Toa Payoh Station - so getting around from the hostel is definitely very convenient. With its strategic location, BSH is easily accessible from the Primary and Secondary Schools in the area.
A distinguishing element of BSH is summarized in our Vision: "A Home Away From Home". They look after their students like parents look after their own children. They give them all the help and supervision needed to do well in their studies and they organize talks and activities to nurture their social development. They have developed a programme that has benefitted their students over the years. However, like parents, they are also firm and require disciplined behaviour so that their students will grow up to be independent and socially responsible adults.