12 teams, each plays the others three times - of which at least once home and once away - for a total of 33 games each, over 33 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. away goals in hth matches; 5. play-off.
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 Cup outcome)
Relegation from the league:
12 place: relegated to 2016/2017 2. liga
Promotion to the league:
1 team from 2015/2016 2. liga
Changes from last season:
Dukla relegated to 2. liga
Zemplín Michalovce promoted from 2. liga
Changes before the season:
Košice, 6th last season; doesn't receive a license and is relegated.
As a result Skalica, 2nd in 2. liga last season; is additionally promoted.