10 teams, each plays the others four times - twice at home and twice away - for a total of 36 games each, over 36 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.* 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.* draw; 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: UEFA Champions League qualifiers
2-3 place: UEFA Europa League qualifiers
4 place: possible UEFA Europa League qualifiers (depends on Cup outcome)

Relegation from the league:
8 place: enters Play-offs 1/2 with one Second League team for 1 place in First League
9-10 place: relegated to Second League

Promotion to the league:
2 teams from Second League
1 more team from Second League possible to promote through Play-offs 1/2

FYR Macedonia