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Regular Course (Two-year program with certificate awarded each year)

From the Autumn Term of 2023, the Media Translation Course (1 year / Korean webtoons and films) will be integrated into the Regular Course (2 years, Korean literary works). The new Regular Course (4 terms in 2 years, starting in August) will train professional translators of Korean literature and culture content.

Regular Course (Two-year program with certificateawarded each year)
Languages
  • 7 languages (English, French, German, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, Japanese)
Course Outline
  • Duration: 2 years (4 terms)
  • Enrollment: August (Autumn Term)
Schedule
  • 3~5 classes per week / weekdays (09:00~18:00) / 15 weeks per term
  • 15 hours per week, 5 classes (9 hours per week and 3 classes in the 4th term)

    * Timetables to be sent out separately before the start of term.

Curriculum
  • Korean Literature, Practical Translation of Korean Cultural Content (language-specific)
  • Understanding Korean Culture & Literature Understanding (core courses)
Admission
  • Up to 10 students for each language group (Including both fellowship and general students)
TuitionWaived
Registration Fee100,000 KRW per year (waived for fellowship students)

How to Apply

How to Apply
Fellowship ApplicantsGeneral Applicants
Eligibility
  • Foreigners and overseas Koreans who are not resident in Korea.
  • Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree.
  • Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree.
Admission
  • Up to 10 students for each language group (Including both fellowship and general students)
Fellowship / Academic Scholarship
  • Monthly stipend (1.6 million KRW)

    *D-4-2 visa holders must not engage in commercial activities in Korea.

    * Poor performance or attendance may result in a reduction in stipend.

  • Round-trip airfare
  • Visa (D-4-2) support
  • Tuition waiver
  • Academic scholarships available
    (1.5 million KRW per term)
Registration Fee
  • Waived
  • 100,000 KRW per year
Tuition Fee
  • Waived
Selection Process
  • Application Review → Translation Test → Interview
  • Application Review → Translation Test → Interview
Required Documents
  • Application form
  • Personal statement
  • Degree certificate(s)
  • (optional) Reference letter
  • Application form
  • Personal statement
  • Degree certificate(s)

* For further information, please check the notice on LTI Korea’s website or the academy’s website

Application Timeline

Application Timeline
April
April
  • Applicants shortlisted for translation test
May
May
  • Applicants shortlisted for interviews
End of May
  • Interviews
June
  • Results announced
July ~ August
  • Fellowship students acquire visas.
August
  • Fellowship students arrive in Korea.
August
  • Enrollment

Person
in Charge

  • Regular Course

    Mill Park 
    Office of Education Management

    E-mail. mill@klti.or.kr

    Tel. +82-(0)2-6919-7771

    Yejin Kim 
    Office of Education Management

    E-mail. yjsr@klti.or.kr

    Tel. +82-(0)2-6919-7773