16 teams, each plays the others twice - home and away - for a total of 30 games each, over 30 game weeks.

Scoring points:

3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss.

Table order:

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