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Yes, your friend needs prior entry clearance before she can visit the UK. She can apply for general visitor visa by downloading the form at:
She can lodge the visa application form, supporting documentation and fee at British missions at either Geneva or Zürich. If visa granted, it would be 6mths and your friend would not be permitted to work here in any capacity or claim public funds.
If you wish to sponsor her application, you can read your duties as a sponsor to maintain and accommodate at:
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