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.* total goal difference; 3.* total goals scored; 4. points in head-to-head matches; 5. goal difference in hth matches; 6. away goals in hth matches (only if exactly two teams are tied); 7. goals scored in hth matches; 8. total goal difference; 9. play-off.
* - tie-breakers only used for ties that do not involve deciding the champion, UEFA competitions participation or relegation.
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:
11-16 place: relegated to 2016/2017 1st League
Promotion to the league:
2 teams from 2015/2016 1st League
Changes from last season:
Mladost Velika Obarska and Zvijezda relegated to 1st League
Mladost Doboj Kakanj and Rudar Prijedor promoted from 1st League
Changes from next season:
League to be reduced to 12 teams.