The KUST is located near Village Jerma, main Indus Highway on Bannu Road, about 9km from Kohat City towards East. Kohat lies at the periphery of Southern areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province and is at a distance of 66km south of the provincial capital, Peshawar. The University campus is surrounded by a regional facility of Agricultural Research System, Cadet College Kohat, Army Public College, Govt. Commerce College Kohat, F.G College for Women Kohat etc. In other words the university campus/city is like an academic town producing education right from the nursery to the highest level in almost all-important disciplines.