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. total goal difference; 3. total goals scored; 4. points in head-to-head matches; 5. goal difference in hth matches; 6. goals scored in hth matches; 7. away goals in hth matches; 8. play-off (only for deciding champion, UEFA competitions participation and relegation); 9. 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 DBU Pokalen outcome)
Relegation from the league:
12 place: relegated to 2016/2017 1st Division
Promotion to the league:
3 teams from 2015/2016 1st Division
Changes from last season:
Vestsjælland and Silkeborg relegated to 1st Division
Viborg and AGF promoted from 1st Division
Changes from next season:
League to be expanded to 14 teams.