16 teams, each plays the others twice - home and away - for a total of 30 games each, over 30 game weeks.
3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss.
1. points won; 2. points in head-to-head matches; 3. goal difference in hth matches; 4. goals scored in hth matches; 5. away goals in hth matches (only if 2 teams are tied); 6. total goal difference; 7. total goals scored.
Qualification for UEFA competitions:
1 place: 2016/2017 UEFA Champions League qualifiers
2-3 place: 2016/2017 UEFA Europa League qualifiers
4 place: possible 2016/2017 UEFA Europa League qualifiers (depends on David Kipiani Cup outcome)
Relegation from the league:
14 place of each group: enters Play-offs 1/2 with one Pirveli Liga team for 1 place in 2016/2017 Umaglesi Liga
15-16 place: relegated to 2016/2017 Pirveli Liga
Promotion to the league:
2 teams from 2015/2016 Pirveli Liga
1 more team from 2015/2016 Pirveli Liga possible to promote through Play-offs 1/2
Changes from last season:
Metalurgi Rustavi, WIT Georgia and Zestafoni relegated to Pirveli Liga
Saburtalo, Sapovnela and Lokomotivi Tbilisi promoted from Pirveli Liga