To provide potential Korean Studies Librarians in overseas national, public, or university libraries with the Korean language training and knowledge on Korean culture and libraries

To promote global mutual understanding through cultural exchange and build up a personal network

To promote information exchange with librarians working in the general field of Korean studies in leading countries


Program duration : 5 months

Target : Less than 4 librarians from national, public and university libraries in Asia, Africa and East Europe

Program Details

- Korean Language Education

- Professional Librarianship

- Understanding Korean Culture & History

- Understanding Korean Libraries

- Practical Training at the National Library of Korea

- Library Visits

- Cultural Experiences

- Presentation of Research Project & Evaluation

Month Schedule
March - April

· Interviewing candidates and selecting trainees

· Announcing selection results and sending out invitations


· Entry preparation

June - October

· Arrival and orientation

· Korean language training

· Experts’ Lectures: Understanding Korean Culture, History & Libraries

· Practical Training at the National Library of Korea

· Library Visits

· Presentation of final research report

· Cultural field trip

· Departure

- Funding

- Training fee

- Round-trip airfare

- Living expenses

- Provide dormitory

How to Use

Selection Criteria

- Current employment in a library

- At least 2 years of experiences as a librarian

- Age limit: 25-45 years old

- Fluency in conversational Korean or English and a reading knowledge of Korean or English. (This program is delivered in Korean and English.)

- Willingness and ability to share what is learned while at the National Library of Korea with other participants from various countries and institutions

- Excellent communication skills

- The participant’s home institution’s demonstrated commitment to supporting sharing activities (training seminars, workshops and so on)

Selection Process

- Round 1 (document examination) -> Round 2 (phone interview) -> Final selection -> Results announcement

Contact Us

International Cooperation and Public Relations Team

- Tel: 82-2-590-6322

- Fax: 82-2-590-6329

- E-mail: