A candidate who has been enrolled in the . program for at least three years, and who has completed the interim presentation and withdrawn from the program, will be considered as candidates who have withdrawn after completion of the research guidance period. In this case, Article 7, “Submission of at Least One Paper to an Academic Journal,” is not considered a requirement for being considered as such a candidate. If a . candidate who has withdrawn from the . program in this way does not submit the doctoral thesis according to Article 8 of this regulation, or fails the thesis evaluation and examination, s/he is allowed to submit the doctoral thesis within three years from the day of withdrawal, as stipulated in Article 14 Clause (5) of the University Regulations.