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Call for Applications to the LTI Korea Translation Academy Regular Course 2024
  • Writer학사운영팀
  • Date2024-03-25
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The LTI Korea Translation Academy is seeking aspiring translators and talented candidates eager to receive professional training in literary and cultural content-related translation who are up to the challenge of leading the Korean wave into a new era.

☐ Course Introduction

○ Languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, Japanese

○ Duration: August 26, 2024 - June 2026 (4 semesters over 2 years)

○ Curriculum

- Practical Training in Literary Translation & Practical Training in Cultural Content Translation (Language-specific seminars)

- Lectures on Korean literature, culture, and arts (Non-language-specific subjects)

- Translation workshops with authors and relevant experts, literary field trips, and various other cultural events

○ Course Schedule: Lectures will be given on weekdays from Monday to Friday between 9:00 and 18:00.

○ Location: Literature Translation Institute of Korea, located in Samseong-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul

○ Faculty: Relevant experts in each respective field

○ Tuition & registration fees: Free tuition for all students, and a yearly registration fee of 100,000 KRW for general applicants

Admission Details

General Applicants

Fellowship Applicants


§ Koreans or foreign nationals residing in Korea who hold at least a bachelor’s degree

§ Foreign nationals residing overseas who hold at least a bachelor’s degree

* Fellowship recipients are prohibited from engaging in remunerated activities in Korea throughout the length of the program.

* Fellowship recipients are prohibited from receiving financial support from any other organization throughout the length of the program.

Financial support

§ Each semester, the top three students in each language group will be awarded a scholarship of 1,500,000 KRW

§ Monthly stipend of 1,600,000 KRW

* The amount may be reduced if the student fails to meet the minimum attendance requirement.

§ Round-trip airfare

§ D-4-2 Visa support

§ Exemption of registration fees

Number of students to be admitted

§ About 5 per language

§ About 5 per language

§ The number of general applicants and fellowship applicants can vary in a total of 10 per language

How to Apply

○ Application Period: April 1 toApril 19, 2024, at 16:00 KST

○ Applications should be made online through theLTI Korea Translation Academy website (

○ Required Documents

General Applicants

Fellowship Applicants

1. Application form

1. Application form

2. Personal statement

2. Personal statement

3. Degree certificate

3. Degree certificate


4. (Optional) Recommendation letter
* To be completed using the form provided for this purpose


5. (Optional) TOPIK score certificate

○ Notes

- Thepersonal statement must be written in both Korean and the language for whichthe applicant seeks admission into the program.

- Onlydegree certificates issued in Korean or English will be accepted. Certificatesissued in other languages must be translated into Korean or English, afterwhich they are to be either notarized or apostilled prior to being submitted.

* Prospective graduates mustbe able to submit a degree certificate before July30, 2024 andare required to submit a certificate of expected graduation at the time oftheir application.

- Therecommendation letter(optional) can be submitted in either Korean or English.

• The letter should be emailed directlyto by the person who wrote it.

• The letter should be written by auniversity professor, a researcher or educator in the field of Korean studies(such as Korean literature or Korean language), or a professional literarytranslator.

• The letter should be completed usingthe form provided for this purpose on the Translation Academy’s website.

- Applicantswho apply to the Regular Course are ineligible to apply to any otherTranslation Academy programs.

-Following the application deadline, applicants will not be permitted to changethe language for which they applied or the applicationtype(general/fellowship).

- Althoughwe welcome applications from candidates who have completed other programsoffered at the Translation Academy, applications from candidates who have alreadycompleted the Regular Course will not be accepted.

Selection Process ( All dates and times are in KST)

General Applicants

Fellowship Applicants


Thursday, March 14 at 10:00

Information session

Wednesday, March 27 at 10:00 and 17:00 (2 sessions)

* Will be streamed live on LTI Korea’s official YouTube channel (

* The content of two sessions is identical.

Application period

From Monday, April 1 to Friday, April 19 at 16:00

* Recommendation letters(optional) for fellowships applicants must also have been received by 16:00 on April 19.

Announcement of candidates selected for written exam

Monday, April 29 at 16:00

* Please check application portal


Written exam

Thursday, May 9 at 14:00-16:00(120 mins)

* To be conducted online in real time

Announcement of candidates selected for interview

Monday, May 20 at 16:00

* Please check application portal


From Monday, May 27 to Friday, May 31

* To be conducted online by zoom call

Announcement of admission results

Monday, June 10 at 16:00

* Please check application portal

Registration of successful applicants

From Monday, June 10 to Friday, June 14

Arrival into Korea (for fellowship students)

Before Opening Ceremony

Opening ceremony

Friday, August 23 * Subject to change

First day of class

Monday, August 26

Supplementary information

- Applicantswho are found to have provided false information or forged documents will havetheir application cancelled or admission revoked.

- If applicants engagein inappropriate behavior, such as swearing, towards invigilators, employees,or assessors during the written exam or interview, any resulting disadvantagewill be the sole responsibility of the applicants.

- Admissionresults will be kept confidential.

Contact us

Please direct all your questions concerning the2024 Regular Course to the LTI Korea Academic Affairs Team by email at

* FAQ link:

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