About Us


Balestier Students' Hostel (BSH) was established in 1970 to meet the specific needs of foreign students studying in Singapore. Over the years, we have gained considerable experience taking care of the education and welfare of foreign students from countries in the region.

A distinguishing element of BSH is summarized in our Vision: "A Home Away From Home". We look after our students like parents look after their own children. We give them all the help and supervision needed to do well in their studies and we organize talks and activities to nurture their social development. We have developed a programme that has benefitted our students over the years. However, like parents, we are also firm and require disciplined behaviour so that our students will grow up to be independent and socially responsible adults.


BSH is a 4-storey building situated at the junction of Boon Teck Road and Balestier Road. It was founded more than 50 years ago and 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. We are also just minutes away from bus stops and two Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) stations - Novena Station and Toa Payoh Station - so getting around from our hostel is definitely very convenient. With our strategic location, BSH is easily accessible from the Primary and Secondary Schools in the area.

To provide the love and support our students need to develop their potential to the fullest.

  • Dedication to every student’s success!
  • Innovation that matters – for our BSH educational community!
  • Trust and personal responsibility in all educational relationships!
Making Good Education Easier, BSH members aspire to making it happen!
  BSH has always defined and run itself as a ‘boarding-school’ style hostel through a strong set of beliefs. Our values today simply put words around what we’ve always valued. We want you to have a deep understanding of these values so you can make them your own.