|Champions||ASK Vorwärts Berlin|
|European Cup||ASK Vorwärts Berlin|
|European Cup Winners' Cup||SC Aufbau Magdeburg|
|Inter-Cities Fairs Cup||SC Leipzig|
|Goals scored||529 (2.91 per match)|
|Top goalscorer||Bernd Bauchspieß (14)|
Bernd Bauchspieß of BSG Chemie Leipzig was the league's top scorer with 14 goals, becoming the first player to finish as top scorer on three occasions. For the third time the title East German Footballer of the year was awarded, going to Horst Weigang of SC Leipzig.
On the strength of the 1964–65 title Vorwärts qualified for the 1965–66 European Cup where the club was knocked out by Manchester United in the first round. Seventh-placed club SC Aufbau Magdeburg qualified for the 1965–66 European Cup Winners' Cup as the seasons FDGB-Pokal winner and was knocked out by West Ham United in the quarter finals. Fourth-placed SC Leipzig qualified for the 1965–66 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup where it was knocked out in the second round by Leeds United.
|Pos||Team||Pld||W||D||L||GF||GA||GD||Pts||Qualification or relegation|
|1||ASK Vorwärts Berlin (C)||26||17||3||6||51||24||+27||37||Qualification to European Cup preliminary round|
|2||SC Motor Jena||26||14||4||8||41||27||+14||32|
|3||BSG Chemie Leipzig||26||11||9||6||47||29||+18||31|
|4||SC Leipzig||26||12||6||8||53||34||+19||30||Qualification to Inter-Cities Fairs Cup first round|
|5||SC Empor Rostock||26||13||2||11||37||33||+4||28|
|6||BSG Lokomotive Stendal||26||9||8||9||47||42||+5||26|
|7||SC Aufbau Magdeburg||26||9||7||10||35||35||0||25||Qualification to Cup Winners' Cup first round|
|8||BSG Motor Zwickau||26||9||6||11||36||46||−10||24|
|9||BSG Wismut Aue||26||6||12||8||23||36||−13||24|
|10||SG Dynamo Dresden||26||9||5||12||34||38||−4||23|
|12||SC Dynamo Berlin||26||8||6||12||27||37||−10||22|
|13||SC Neubrandenburg (R)||26||7||6||13||34||58||−24||20||Relegation to DDR-Liga|
|14||BSG Motor Steinach (R)||26||8||3||15||28||49||−21||19|
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated
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