10 teams, each plays the others four times - twice at home and twice away - for a total of 36 games each, over 36 game weeks.
3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss.
1. points won; 2. lesser number of games awarded against; 3. total goal difference; 4. total goals scored; 5. games won; 6. away games won; 7. points in head-to-head matches; 8. goal difference in hth matches; 9. goals scored in hth matches.
Qualification for UEFA competitions:
1-2 place: UEFA Champions League qualifiers
3-4 place: UEFA Europa League qualifiers
5 place: possible UEFA Europa League qualifiers (depends on Cup outcome)
Relegation from the league:
10 place: enters Play-offs 1/2 with one 1. Liga team for 1 place in Bundesliga
Promotion to the league:
2 teams from 1. Liga
1 more team from 1. Liga possible to promote through Play-offs 1/2