Using the kulemt package

We often get the question at our LaTeX workshop on how to properly install the kulemt package. For this reason, we have decided to provide a proper guideline. You can acquire the kulemt package by downloading "" from

One-time use

Most people will only use this package once, for their master thesis. The easiest way is to unzip the downloaded file and go to the directory "tex/latex/kulemt". Here, copy the files kulemt{.cfg,.cls,x.sty} and logokul{,eng}.eps to the same directory as your LaTeX file.

System-wide installation

If you need to use the kulemt package more than a few times, copying these five files can become a little bit of a hassle. It is also possible to install this package system-wide. When using TeXLive, as we recommend, this involves a bit more work and use of a command-line.


Open the Windows command-line by searching for "cmd" in your start menu. The app has a black, square logo.

To find out the central location of installed packages, run the following command:

 kpsewhich -var-value=TEXMFHOME

An example output would be:


From the extracted, copy the entire directory "tex" to the location given in the previous step. It is possible this folder needs to be created first.

UNIX-like OSes

You can follow the general guidelines provided by the department:

Using the kulemt package

A complete reference for using the kulemt package can be found at A minimal working example is provided below (inspired by the above manual).

\setup{title={The best master thesis ever},
  author={First Author\and Second Author},
  promotor={Prof.\,dr.\,ir.\ Knows Better},
  assessor={Ir.\,Kn. Owsmuch\and K. Nowsrest},
  assistant={Ir.\ An~Assistent \and A.~Friend}}


Please note that for some other masters, some other options might be necessary, such as:

  translatedtitle={My title in English (in case of a Dutch master)},
  udc=621.3, % This is the udc number for the faculty of engineering science
  shortabstract={A short summary of the thesis},