The University of the Spanish city Salamanca is one of the oldest in Europe and used to draw many students from abroad.
By the sound of the piece, Ferrer had the student life in Salamanca in mind rather than the scientific subjects that are taught there. The piece starts with a Tango that is almost lots in its triplets. After this little heating-up, a Waltz brings the fun. The drunken return to the student pension after the party is expressed by a little marching in Tambora style.