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Call for Applications to the LTI Korea Translation Academy 2024 Regular Course – Deadline 19 April, 2024 (16:00 KST)

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. Before the start of each semester, students will receive a timetable detailing the times and locations for the classes in which they are enrolled.
– Students will be required to enroll in 5 subjects for each of their first 3 semesters (15 hours of class time per week) and 3 subjects during their 4th semester (9 hours of class time per week).
– Before the start of the 1st semester, students will be required to watch preparatory online lectures in the form of 25-minute-long video sessions (6 subjects, 8 sessions per subject).
– During the summer and winter breaks, students will be required to enroll in 2 subjects (two hours per subject).
○ 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
Eligibility 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
* Fellowship recipients are prohibited
from receiving financial support from any other organization throughout the length of the program.
Each semester, the top three
students in each language
group will be awarded a
scholarship of 1,500,000
Monthly stipend of 1,600,000
* 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
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 to April 19, 2024, at 16:00 KST
○ Applications should be made online through the LTI 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

– The personal statement must be written in both Korean and the language for which the applicant seeks admission into the program.
– Only degree certificates issued in Korean or English will be accepted. Certificates in other languages must be translated into Korean or English, after which they are to be either notarized or apostilled prior to being submitted.
* Prospective graduates must be able to submit a degree certificate before July 30, 202 and are required to submit a certificate of expected graduation at the time of their application.
– The recommendation letter(optional) can be submitted in either Korean or English.

• The letter should be emailed directly to by the person who wrote it.
• The letter should be written by a university professor, a researcher or educator in the field of Korean studies (such as Korean literature or Korean language), or a professional literary translator.

• The letter should be completed using the form provided for this purpose on the Translation Academy’s website.
– Applicants who apply to the Regular Course are ineligible to apply to any other Translation Academy programs.
– Following the application deadline, applicants will not be permitted to change the language for which they applied or the application type(general/fellowship).
– Although we welcome applications from candidates who have completed other programs offered at the Translation Academy, applications from candidates who have already completed the Regular Course will not be accepted.

Selection Process (※ All dates and times are in KST)

General Applicants Fellowship Applicants
Notice 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, June 10 at 16:00
* Please check application portal
Interview 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
Before Opening Ceremony
Opening ceremony Friday, August 23 * Subject to change
First day of class Monday, August 26

Supplementary information
– Applicants who are found to have provided false information or forged documents will have their application cancelled or admission revoked.
– If applicants engage in inappropriate behavior, such as swearing, toward invigilators, employees, or assessors during the written exam or interview, any resulting disadvantage will be the sole responsibility of the applicants.
– Admission results will be kept confidential.

Contact us
Please direct all your questions concerning the 2024 Regular Course to the LTI Korea
Academic Affairs Team by email at

* FAQ link: