Balestier Students' Hostel (BSH) was established in 1976 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 30 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.
BSH's hostel fees will include the following services:
Guidance on Educational Matters
With Live-in House Mistress
Wireless Broadband Internet Access
Four Meals a Day
Our on-site tuition services are conducted by qualified and experienced teachers, and most of them have taught in government schools in Singapore. Some of these teachers have been teaching at BSH for more than 10 years, and are therefore very experienced in helping international students adjust to the Singapore curriculum.
Our tuition classes focus on coaching students in core subjects such as English, Mathematics and Science. The classes are kept small to ensure that each student gets the necessary attention and assistance from the teacher.
The BSH Management also monitors the performance of the students at our tuition classes so that additional help and/or counselling can be arranged for students who need them.
One-to-one tuition classes are also available for students who need individual coaching. In these classes, the teacher focuses on one student at a time, giving the student the help he/she needs