12 teams, each plays the other three times - of which at least once home and once away - for a total of 33 games each, over 33 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; 6. total goal difference; 7. total goals scored; 8. draw.

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:

10-11 place: enter Play-offs 1/2 with two Second League teams for 2 places in 2016/2017 First League

12 place: relegated to 2016/2017 Second League

Promotion to the league:

1 team from 2015/2016 Second League

2 more teams from 2015/2016 Second League possible to promote through Play-offs 1/2

Changes from last season:

Mogren and Berane relegated to Second League

Iskra and Dečić promoted from Second League