The calendar includes 24 students from the Technical University in Dresden in various states of undress. It has a male and a female side, depending on which way round you hang it.
Some of the pictures show the models in a vaguely academic setting – Mr February, for instance, is shown leaning against a chalkboard with his shirt open. But the other shots range from the more conventional (Ms November, mechanical engineering student Fanny, is pole-dancing), through the athletic (Mr January is indulging in his favourite pastime of kick-boxing), to the slightly seedy (an event management student is straddling a toilet) and the fantastical (Mr August is adopting a menacing pose as a Spartan warrior).
The calendar is the brainchild of photographer Toni Kretschmer, who is already taking applications for the 2013 edition. “It’s always hard to convince the men,” he told the Sächsische Zeitung newspaper. “The only conditions are that they have to be studying at a university in Saxony - and that they’re good-looking.”
Coincidentally, this month’s edition of German Playboy also featured a photo spread of “Germany’s most beautiful students” – though these are all female.